We welcome you to attend our open day on 4th November 2019 from 11am until 2pm at The Together Centre, 287 Birch Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5AU. From 11am you are welcome to have a look around and meet staff and clients for a chat. We will have a working lunch from 12. We are planning to apply for a significant lottery grant and need your help. The focus group will help us to identify what what services we can offer to our local community in the future. If you cant attend please have a look at our questionnaire and give us some feedback. The word document can be emailed to . The Proposal pdf explains our plans. We are working on an online form - please bear with us
December 2018 -April 2019
Manage Exam Stress with Music & Pet Therapy
Working with music, movement & mindfulness we also incorporated animal assisted therapy into this pilot. The aim was to provide a emotional toolkit to support students approaching GCSEs. Staff at All Saints have noticed a big difference in those students who have used Noah’s Art. Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Ms Alex Balmer, said: “It’s been really good for our kids. For example, some who have gone over have got speech and language difficulties or really extreme anxiety. They’ve really blossomed since they’ve been going over there. They’ve totally come out of their shell and they love going over"
Manchester Guardians & Duchy of Lancaster
January 2018 -April 2018
Care Home Enrichment
Working with Action Together & Ambition for Ageing, we visited ten local care homes. The project was aimed at engaging staff and resident with the animals and then encouraging visits outside of the care home. We invited these care homes to visit the Pop Inn for free. All agreed the animals brought joy and laughter to the residents. We had varied success with attending the Pop Inn. Those who came loved it. But transport and staffing issues were a problem.
Ambition for Ageing & Action Together
December 2018 -December 2019
Tackling loneliness and isolation we have set up Pet Buddy Teams to visit people in their homes. Working with GPs and social prescribers, we have identified participants to visit. Recruitment is going well and visits have begun.
Once the pet buddy team and participant have become friends we aim to encourage both participant, buddy and dog to visit the dog friendly Pop Inn and continue to expand their social networks. We are also visiting Tameside Mental Health Units to encourage those about to leave hospital to visit the Pop Inn.
Community Wellbeing Fund
We have delivered and completed many more funded projects. We are happy to offer support about funding as part of our course. Please get in touch if you would like to know more!