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. 

National Play Day 2020

Wednesday 5th August 2020 is National Play Day, which is a day that aims to highlight the importance of giving children and teenagers the freedom to play and enjoy everyday adventures. The theme for 2020 is Everyday Freedoms and Everyday Adventures.

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Newground Together backs holiday hunger programme

Newground Together is supporting a programme in Blackburn with Darwen designed to give parents support and provide kids with a hot meal during the summer holidays.

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Nathan’s story

Nathan had been going through a tough time where he now found himself unemployed and homeless. In this situation he wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do, and that is when he met Helen Brayshaw, a Community Employment Advisor from Newground.

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Meet an employer event 

Newground Together arranged a virtual ‘Meet the Employer’ day on Microsoft Teams to support Employability Day.  

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MUM OF THREE BECOMES KEY WORKER AFTER EIGHT YEARS OUT OF WORK

A mum of three from Darwen is looking forward to starting a new job as a key worker after her landlord helped her follow in her mum’s footsteps. 

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REVISION PROGRAMME HELPS FATHER BACK INTO WORK

A client who signed up to our Revision programme based in Blackburn, gives his account on what it was like working with the Employment & Skills team at Newground:

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Newground forks out for training for all the single ladies

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LIFE IN LOCKDOWN IS SIMILAR TO THE ROYAL NAVY

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COMMUNITIES THAT WORK

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FREE SEEDS TO ATTRACT BEES TO OSWALDTWISTLE

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