The Haughton Green Centre is run jointly by the Community Forum, made up of Volunteers from the local community, and the NHS Primary Care Trust.
The centre has been open to the community for many years but was taken over just before the Covid-19 Pandemic by Volunteer, Joanne, who is working with the community to offer lots of different groups for people to access. Joanne would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who have helped support the centre over the years and says everyone is welcome from the community to run different groups at the centre or to join in with all the different groups on offer.
Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the centre held events; a Spooky Trial for Halloween, a Christmas Crafts Workshop with a Grotto, Elves and lots more. Joanne and Martyn, Volunteers at the centre, are planning to start hosting these events again soon. They also hope to open a ‘Cycle Library’ in the future where anyone will be able to borrow a bike which will support people to become active and open up bike maintenance volunteer opportunities.
Action Together work closely with the centre and have supported to provide funding for Age Friendly Awards, Action Together Seed Fund, link Social Prescribing into the centre, provide volunteering opportunities and lots more. They have worked with the centre to change signings within the building to make the building more accessible for the community and making the centre a more age friendly building.
Action Together Community Development Worker for Denton, Audenshaw and Droylsden, is based at the centre each Tuesday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, alongside their Volunteer Support Officer and the Social Prescribing team, to support people to connect with what is happening in their area. The team can support with; local volunteering, funding for your ideas, making connections in the community, support for your community group and community wellbeing.
Action Together have most recently worked with the centre to set them up as a drop off point for this year’s Tameside Toy Appeal. Find out more about the Tameside Toy Appeal here.
Community Activities at the Centre include:
- Reading Group 10:30am – 12pm (£1.50)
- Board Games (fortnightly) 6:30pm – 9pm (£POA)
- Tai Chi 10am – 11:30am (£1.50)
- Hot Lunch 12pm – 2pm (£1.50)
- Knitting Group 11am – 1pm (£POA)
- Bingo 1pm – 3pm (£1 prize donation)
- Craft Group 6pm – 8:30pm (£POA) (Flyer attached on Craft Group on left hand side in 'download' section)
- Film Friday 1st & 3rd Friday of every month (£1.50) – The next three movies which the Centre will be showing up until Christmas are The Colour Purple, Love Actually and The 15 Streets.
(Flyer attached Film Friday on left hand side in 'download' section)
The centre are having there first 'Food With Friends' hot lunch on Wednesday the 1st of December at 12pm. The donation is £1.50 and is specifically targeted at anyone who knows someone, a neighbour or friends, that may be feeling isolated.
The Centre also provides a Pop up Uniform store during school holidays for anyone who needs school uniforms or would like to donate school uniform.
Activities which will be coming soon to the centre include:
- A stroll in the park which will be a light exercise walking group.
- Armchair Exercise
- Art Group
- Afternoon Tai Chi
- 50 plus Steering Group
If you are interested in any of the activities which are coming soon, please register your interest with the Haughton Green Centre by ringing 0161 336 1905 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Opportunities at the centre
- Volunteer caretakers: Taking care of and maintaining the community centre.
- Customer Service: Includes signposting people to the correct areas of the building.
The centre has many other Volunteering opportunities which you can get involved in.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering at this Centre or would like to find out more.
The Centre also has a large training room which would be a great room to use for coaching, teaching, evening classes and lots more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Joanne hopes to host more Support Groups and Community Groups within the Centre. If anyone is interested in using the building, please get in touch at email@example.com.