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June 2014
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Give and Gain Day
Thousands of people across the country put
something back into the community on 16th May
as part of this year’s Give and Gain Day.
Staff from Oldham Council Finance team and
Electricity North West worked with Inspire Women
volunteers at Threshold’s refuge in Oldham.
Their efforts were rewarded by children living at the
refuge who presented them with plants to take home.
Meanwhile Threshold worked with Business in the
Community to organise a tidying up of Stalybridge
Town Centre.
Seventy-six volunteers took part to rejuvenate the
town, including Threshold staff and customers, and
people from several local businesses.
You can read a full report on our website:
www.thp.org.uk
Oldham Floating Support customer group wins £500
Marilyn Roman: “When we heard we had won
the grant we all cheered as we were so happy”
Oldham Floating Support Partnership (OFSP)
customer group have won a £500 grant from Aksa
Homes to organise their activities. They applied to
Aksa’s Community Investment Fund grant to pay
for social activities and trips as well as training
courses and workshops.
OFSP provides the advice and support people
need to live well in their homes when they would
otherwise find it difficult to manage.
The group are now looking into organising fun,
social events as well as practical training in
first-aid, computer and work skills, and more.
Got a story for next month or want to comment
on something in the newsletter?
Email: john.bowden@newcharter.co.uk
Phone: 0161 331 2443
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30th July
10am-3pm
New Charter Academy
Ashton-under-Lyne
Having fun
• Face painting
• Raike
• Indian head massages
• Football coaching
• Gladiators
Making futures
• Housing advice
• Work & training advice
• Health advice
• Debt /financial advice
• Welfare reform advice
• much more
Creche for children
Food provided
More info at thp.org.uk
Carnival
Where is
your life
taking
you next?
Threshold customer Chris Darrington is on his way
to training the footballers of the future after recently
completing a four day level-one coaching course.
Now a qualified first-aider and trained in child
safeguarding, Chris was assessed on the final day
by his tutor who watched as he ran a coaching drill
for ten others. Despite the pressure he did a
great job.
Football and other activities can play an important
role in staying healthy and building confidence and
leadership skills. Threshold’s Spring Villa team plays
in the E.Quality DSC league and is always on the
lookout for new players. If you’d like to take part,
contact your support worker.
Coach Chris completes
football course
Katherine and Jane to
take Turkey tour
Threshold will be holding
a big event on Wednesday
30th July for all our
customers.
This is planned to be a
celebration and lots of fun,
as well as a ‘support
market place’ to get advice
on a whole range of issues.
For more info, contact Neil:
NeilThomas@thp.org.uk
Auditors: Oldham
refuge is ‘fantastic’
Supporting People, which funds and measures
the quality of housing-related support services
said Threshold’s women’s refuge in Oldham was
“fantastic” after a visit on Thursday 5th June.
The refuge was also visited by New Charter
Group Chair Fay Selvan and Threshold Chair
Annie Hopley. Earlier on in the day, the refuge
hosted a lunch with Inspire Women, a group of
volunteers who have made an incredible
difference to the refuge.
An audit of Threshold’s generic services in
Oldham has since taken place with some great
feedback.
Threshold’s Katherine Duffy and Jane Dodgson
will be travelling to Turkey this month along with
Sally Bonnie from The Collective Partnership and
Alison Hornsby from The Enterprise Centre.
The trip, funded by the European Social Fund, is
set up to help different countries share
experiences of running women’s services. Full
report coming soon.

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