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. 

Cancer survivor inspires vulnerable women to take control of their health and wellbeing

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Apprentice uses new skills to help others into employment and training

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Free seeds to attract Bees to Oswaldtwistle

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Emma’s Story

A woman from Haslingden is back in work thanks to Newground’s employment project Revision. Despite having a wealth of qualifications and work experience, including a degree in Psychology, Emma Openshaw was struggling to find work until she met Helen Brayshaw, a Community Employment Advisor at Newground.

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Mum of four returns to nursing after 16 year break.

A mother of four from Halifax has returned to nursing 16 years after qualifying thanks to a Newground Employability Advisor working on behalf of Works Better.

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Kitchen garden helps food bank customers on their way to 5-a-day

Staff from Rhyddings Park Kitchen Garden in Oswaldtwistle are donating fresh vegetables to a local food bank to help those in poverty get some of their 5-a-day.

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A Blackburn project plays a part in couple’s love story

A Blackburn project for those suffering with mental health and loneliness has been successful in bringing a couple together.

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Danny’s Story

When you’ve hit rock bottom, the only way is up. A former prisoner who dropped out of school aged 12 and has battled drug and alcohol addiction has turned his life around thanks to Blackburn community enterprise Newground.

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