Radcliffe Cricket Club was in need of general maintenance – and several retired local men spotted an opportunity to use their skills and experience, as well as find a sense of structure and connection.
Groundwork is one of the Local Delivery Leads (LDLs) delivering the project as a single organisation via local community groups and organisations.
One of their key aims is to seek out people over 50 who are vulnerable to social isolation. Drawing upon their experience of community development, Groundwork is setting up a variety of simple, themed events designed to encourage people to come and talk to them.
As with the other LDLs, they are supporting local volunteers to act as co-investigators and co-designers as they go into communities and find out what existing strengths can be built upon with small investments.
For more information about the work in Bury please click here: http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/bbor/pages/ambition-for-ageing2