Our stories

The best part of what we do is seeing how we inspire and transform real people’s lives. Read our stories and discover the positive impact we have on hundred’s of people’s lives across our communities. 

Marshall’s story

Marshall had been looking for employment for a while. He had a forklift truck license but was still receiving rejection letters which was making him lose hope.  

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‘Planting for Wellbeing’ – Throup Place, Nelson residents create a community garden

Residents in Throup Place, Nelson have benefitted from a £300 Newground Together grant towards their summer gardening project – ‘Planting for Wellbeing.’

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Tyre Technician, Robert Tait succeeds at Moving Forward Together (MFT) following redundancy.

41-year-old, father of 6, Robert Tait dedicated 15 years of his life as a Tyre Technician before suddenly finding himself made redundant.

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Love Parks Week 2021

This week, 23rd July – 1st August, is Love Parks Week, a campaign run by charity Keep Britain Tidy. The campaign aims to show appreciation of the parks and green spaces across the country as well as share quick ways people can get more enjoyment out of green spaces. For Love Parks Week we spoke… Read More »

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Darwen gardening group continues to grow

Whitehall Park Supporters Group aim to use gardening as a way of bringing people together. Thanks to a community grant from Newground Together the group has been able to grow. The group started when they began to work on a section of the park that was overgrown and underused. They started to plant a variety… Read More »

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Resident ‘ecstatic’ to land the perfect job

Nichola, a Together Housing resident, left her job because she wanted a career change. After spending so long in one job, she was feeling lost and worried that her skills weren’t transferable to anything else.

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Men’s Health Week 2021

Creative Football is part of Creative Support, a national Health and Social Care provider with charitable status. Creative Football aims to use football to engage people who may find traditional forms of support, like talking and art therapies, uncomfortable. They run a variety of bespoke football initiatives such as Social Inclusion League, Blokes United and… Read More »

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New scheme is Kickstarting careers

A young Calderdale man is looking forward to future opportunities after finding out about a new Kickstart scheme.  

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Active Together – Walking in a Lockdown

A blog by James Kenyon, Active Together Co-ordinator.

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Stress Awareness Month 2021

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