We have all heard stories of connection, care and people going the extra mile to make sure our friends, families and neighbours are safe and supported no matter what their circumstances.
We have come together – let’s stay together through the recovery! Working in partnership in our communities whether it is somewhere you live or somewhere you work, we can make an impact together on improving the wellbeing of individuals, our community and our economy.
You are probably already doing so much to support your local community – these are the kinds of things that go a long way…
How can I help to support Local Communities?
Checking in on a neighbour
a friendly conversation, bag of shopping or help to peg out the washing can make a huge difference to someone’s day.
Volunteering your time
even an hour will make a difference https://www.healthwatchstockport.co.uk/volunteer/
Signing up to be part of a community response group
Finding out what is happening in your neighbourhood and getting involved https://www.stockport.gov.uk/groups/
local businesses, groups and activities.
Keeping connected to your community
for example through a local WhatsApp group - passing on information to your network on support and activities going on and supporting and signposting people to get the right help and advice.
on the local issues affecting your area.
Using your local parks and greenspace
and encouraging others to use it positively.
the rights and beliefs of others in your community, our differences are our biggest strengths.
“Being a proud Stockport business at the heart of the Borough, musicMagpie is delighted to have been part of the new ‘One Stockport’ initiative.
We are excited to see the town unite under one brand as we all look forward to restoring both business and consumer confidence after such a difficult time for so many people.”
Chair of Stockport Economic Alliance and CEO of musicMagpie
“At the end of March I set up Hazel Grove Mutual Aid, just 3 weeks later we had over 90 volunteers. We have helped hundreds of people with companion calls, shopping, dog walking, prescription collection and delivery, furniture moving, welfare visits and much more to support our local community and are ready to organise community events so no one feels isolated and alone.”
Founder - Hazel Grove Mutual
“Stockport feels like a place where we are all in this together with one shared objective meeting community and individual need. We need to maintain the impetus of community groups and this sense of togetherness.”
CEO – Pure Innovations
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