Groundwork Greater Manchester

As a result of COVID-19, Groundwork Greater Manchester’s services have completely ceased for 120 of its service users. For young people who were on the verge of independence, losing their freedom has been acutely difficult. Isolation has created additional anxiety and uncertainty, coupled with increased difficulties in accessing supports. Over the last few weeks, Groundwork Greater Manchester has received reports of problems with sleep, panic attacks and frequent urges to self-harm.

Phase 1

LandAid’s £10,000 grant will fund regular telephone contact to promote positive wellbeing, and deliveries of home essentials and food parcels.

Phase 2

This £19,632 phase two grant will enable Groundwork Manchester to upgrade its broadband connection speed, increasing connectivity and offering young people a more reliable service, higher quality connections and more meaningful support. The grant will also go towards installing server firewalls and purchasing laptops for staff delivering to young people and who need to be mobile in their roles. 

About Groundwork Greater Manchester

Groundwork Greater Manchester supports young people aged 14-25 in Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside – all boroughs with amongst the highest proportion of poverty in Greater Manchester.