Naureen Ali, 46 – October 2019
“Four weeks ago I moved from down south for a better life in Manchester. After one week I started to feel lonely and depressed; I had left my friends family, job and my house to go to a big place I didn’t know.
I decided to explore the community centres, leisure centres, and libraries. I visited other community centres but Northmoor was the most welcoming. I walked into Northmoor Community and the first thing I noticed was the colourful posters and friendly staff who did not judge me for being from down south. I was made to feel welcome, and was encouraged to do an online training course. The more I came the more I felt like part of a family.
Meeting other people and coming into the Next Step project enabled me to develop my social life and my confidence slowly grew.