Case studies

Stuart, a recovering alcoholic, turns his life around with a little help from City West’s construction skills scheme

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Eat It Fresh

(16/08/2017)

Eat It Fresh sees City West Housing Trust work with the Salford City Council's health improvement team and Manchester-based Cracking Good Food to deliver a series of pop-up cooking events.

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After more than 18 months of sleeping rough on the UK’s streets Zoltan Fehrer says he has been given a ‘second chance at life’ thanks to City West Housing Trust.

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City West Housing Trust is helping dozens of young people and their families on the Brookhouse estate in Salford engage in community life through its BAYSE programme.

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Neil was referred to the Eat it Fresh programme to help address the social isolation he was experiencing and to improve his confidence.

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Avril had lived in her home for eight years and was reluctant to dispose of anything, with help from Older Persons Service she felt confident enough to move in sheltered accommodation.

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A Salford family are on their way to an active future after improving their health through a community free-running programme.

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Amblecote Gardens

(18/05/2017)

The Amblecote Gardens extra care scheme is in the heart of the Little Hulton community in Salford and is changing the way that health and housing services are delivered to vulnerable people, offering flexible care, with 24-hour support from social care and health teams.

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Cath Wild

(10/05/2017)

City West Housing Trust customer Cath Wild has landed herself a voluntary position with Salford Wellbeing after gaining new skills through the DigiSmart programme.

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Bradley joined the School Links programme in April 2015 whilst studying at Moorside High School and went on to complete a Level 1 Certificate in Multi-Construction Activities.

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A stay at home mum-of-three from Salford has transformed her life by launching her own fashion enterprise.

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Faraidoon joined ForViva in spring 2016 to complete an eight week work placement opportunity within the ICT team through Skills for Employment.

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Jake left school in June 2015 and was uncertain of his future career aspirations and struggled to find a job that would motivate him.

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A mum-of-two from Salford is calling for more women to consider building a career with an apprenticeship, with her own experience of learning a trade set to drastically change her life.

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Amblecote Green

(23/08/2016)

The first phase of work at City West’s £14 million Amblecote Green development in Little Hulton completed in July 2014, giving a much needed boost to affordable housing provision for local families.

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Skills Programme

(23/08/2016)

An award-winning skills programme has empowered over 350 people from communities across the North West to build a career in the construction industry.

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Change Your Choices

(16/08/2016)

Change Your Choices is an award-winning partnership initiative that works with local 10 to 16 year olds who are in danger of becoming involved in criminal and nuisance behaviour. Designed to be hard-hitting and inspirational, the programme shows the impact of ASB on communities – ranging from drug and alcohol abuse and the impact of hoax calls on the emergency services to visits to prisons and homeless shelters.

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Millie's Trust

(16/08/2016)

Learning first aid techniques is a valuable skill for all generations, which is why City West teamed up with charity Millie’s Trust to offer life-saving training to young customers and their parents.

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A pair of social entrepreneurs from Salford are set to up-cycle their furniture business with a £1,000 grant thanks to ForViva group member City West Housing Trust.

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Linda Ryan, 64, from Irlams o’th Height, turned to City West Housing Trust's Don’t Keep It Under Your Hat programme after being made redundant from her job as a charity administrator.

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A couple from Manchester quit their office jobs to set up their own company with help and advice from ForViva group member City West Housing Trust.

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City West Housing Trust customer Phil Clemens, 44, from Swinton, has always had ambitions of making it big in the catering industry - but a series of set-backs in his career led him to almost give up.

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Skills in the City

(16/08/2016)

Skills in the City is an initiative designed to combat unemployment across the North West.

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Greggs Breakfast Club

(16/08/2016)

One project that’s making a difference to education prospects is the Greggs Breakfast Club. The first of its kind in Salford, the scheme gives children a free and healthy breakfast to kick-start their day, while offering expert career advice to their parents.

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ROC Cafe

(16/08/2016)

The work carried out by the ROC Café project has resulted in youth anti-social behaviour dropping by 90% in the Winton area of Salford – making a huge difference to the local community.

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Junior PCSOs

(16/08/2016)

A group of Junior PCSOs are helping to enforce the rules of the road and reduce dangerous driving in Salford.

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City West’s Environmental Improvement Programme is one of the biggest ever investments in Salford’s open spaces, and has been designed to allow communities and partners across City West’s 31 neighbourhoods to have a greater say in how their local areas should be improved.

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Dig for Dinner

(16/08/2016)

Dig for Dinner is a competition that gets young children to think creatively about what they eat by growing their own food.

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Lease & Repair

(15/08/2016)

City West Housing Trust customer Samantha Reeves has moved into the first property to be transformed by a scheme which aims to transform run-down empty homes and bring them back into use.

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A stay at home mum-of-three from Salford has transformed her life by launching her own fashion enterprise.

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Salford entrepreneur Corina Ahghel has taken the first steps in launching her own specialist recruitment agency for the hospitality industry.

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