These are all the services we run in Northmoor Community Centre. The community centre is host to other organisations that run services and projects; to see all the activities happening every week click here: What’s On Jan-Feb 2020
Next Step project – age 16+
Anyone from Manchester can drop in to use our FREE Next Step project every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09:30-12:30, all year round.
GENERAL SERVICE: There is a dedicated team of staff and volunteers that help someone with their ‘Next Step’, whether that be getting onto the right benefits, learning to use the computer, learning job related skills, looking for a job or using our support services. Click to see the poster
Diabetes My Way – This is a new diabetes website and app created by NHS diabetes experts. It’s free and easy to use, with up-to-date trusted information and secure access to your diabetes health record. There are also many FREE resources and training available through the site. This is available throughout all the Next Step opening times.
Universal Credit Specialist – they can help with sanctions and claimant commitments. Every fortnight on Fridays, please call or visit to book your appointment.
Housing Adviser – can help with housing issues, rehousing, Manchester Move, mutual exchange and arrears. Every fortnight on Fridays, please call or visit to book your appointment.
CV Writing – create or enhance your CV and talk about jobs. Every week on Thursdays, please call or visit to book your appointment.
Self Help for people feeling anxious, stressed, depressed for phobias can get Talking Therapy and CBT sessions.
RESIDENT STORIES: Click to see the Stories of residents who have benefited from using our service.
Youth Can Do homework club – age 8-16
Anyone from Manchester can drop in to use our FREE Youth Can Do homework club, which has been open for 13 years. It is open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15-6:00pm during school term time.
Our team of staff and volunteers provide a safe, nurturing space for children to do their homework including arts and crafts and to take part in our various extra curricular projects. The Youth Can Do homework club project provides: support with homework; support from a Maths teacher, extra curricular workshops and projects, arts and crafts resources, extra learning resources, use of computers and printers. Youth Can Do homework club is an informal, relaxed environment but we still maintain the strictest of Safeguarding procedures and expect the children to adhere to the agreed boundaries. Click here to see more: Youth Can Do homework club
Northmoor Community Diner – open to all
The idea behind the Diner is to create a welcoming space for anyone to take a seat, enjoy a freshly cooked meal, meet members of their community and find out what’s going on in the area. The Diner has a Level 5 Food Hygiene rating and is open to everyone in the community every Wednesday 12-2pm. There is a different meat (halal) dish, vegetarian dish and cake cooked every week by our staff and volunteers. There are no set prices for the food but we do accept donations to help keep the service open. Click here to see March’s Menu
Creative Connections – age 16+
Creative Connections was started in January 2019 with an aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of the members. It is a group for adults to come and explore their creativity at their own pace, or they can just come and have a cup of tea and a chat. There is no pressure and no experience needed, just friendly people who also like being creative! The group runs every Tuesday 10am-12pm all year round; it is £1 per session with refreshments and all materials provided for Painting, Drawing, Card Making, Sewing, Crochet and Knitting. You can share your skills with the group or learn from other members. Click to see the poster: Creative Connections
The Macmillan Solutions project has been delivered in partnership with Northmoor Community Association, utilising funding from Macmillan Cancer Support, since 2009. The project supports people affected by cancer living in the City of Manchester. The project uses specially trained volunteers who offer emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer in their own homes or local community venues. Macmillan Solutions aim to give beneficiaries more independence, choice and control in their lives, by providing them with a range of support depending on their needs. Click to see more
Events, Workshops and Courses
We are always running one off events, workshops and courses. Click here to see them all: Events and Workshops
Stay and Play
We work in partnership with The Big Life Group to put on a play group for parents and children ages 0-5. Play coordinators from Sure Start to facilitate Play, Arts & Crafts, Storytime, Rhyme Time, healthy snacks. It is 50p per child and there is limited space for prams. Every Friday 10-11:30 during school term time.
We work in partnership with Self Help to run ‘Talking Therapy’ and CBT sessions. There are available for people living with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. Sessions are available at the community centre on MONDAYS and FRIDAYS.
If you would like to have your talking therapy here please state this on your referral form, if not there are plenty other locations nearby.
You can refer yourself to this service by calling 0161 226 3871 or visiting their website or come into the community centre to pick up a referral form.
Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centre (TPRC)
You can visit us and we can support you to report a hate crime. You can remain anonymous if you wish, and you don’t need to have contact with the police if you don’t want to.
To find out more about hate crimes and incidents and how to report them click here