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Thanks to our new Volunteers from MMU

We’d like to say a big thanks to our two student volunteers from Manchester Metropolitan University today, Laura and Megan.

Laura and Megan are psychology students who have been helping around Good Neighbours as part of a placement. As well as assisting around the Inspire Centre, they have been visiting a client, George with us and getting a taste of befriending. George has loved them visiting, and looks forward to them stopping by for a tea and a chat. Thanks for helping us with admin tasks, our new trustee ad, and giving us some valuable feedback to improve our website too. We’ve enjoyed having you and we hope to see you back again as volunteers.

LGN visits the People’s History Museum

This month we enjoyed our final two performances with the PHM: ‘Shine A Light’ about life in factory for women during the Victorian era, and ‘Peterloo,’ a play about the 1819 tragedy which we watched at the Museum itself. Both were brilliantly performed and offered us an interesting insight into each era and social history… Continue Reading

Thanks to Community Soup!

Last Tuesday Levenshulme Good Neighbours took part in ‘Community Soup.’ The sessions involve inviting people and groups with creative ideas that make a real difference in their communities to pitch to a community audience in different parts of the city. After enjoying some hot soup (or other delicious food!) and listening to the pitches, the… Continue Reading

People’s History Museum: Migration

This month we had another performance from the brilliant People’s History Museum. The one-woman plays highlight social issues from the past and present, and we have been using these to compliment our “memory café” sessions. The performance this time was called “Moving Histories” and it examined the topic of migration told through eyes of a… Continue Reading

Wheel chair training with Manchester Cares

Levenshulme Good Neighbours now run official wheelchair training for new and old volunteers. With the demand we are getting for away day trips and our recent volunteer recruitment drive, its about time too! So far we are getting good feedback with the training provided so please ring: 0161 850 1066 or email ray@levenshulmegoodneighbours.org.uk for all… Continue Reading

You’re having a laugh…!

We celebrated this April Fool’s Day  with a very apt visit from the Laughter Clinic. Hosted by Robin Graham from Feel Good Communities, the workshop discussed the benefits and therapeutic nature of laughter, and gave us time to reflect on what makes us laugh. Did you know, simply because our physiology changes when we laugh,… Continue Reading

Noah’s A.R.T Animal therapy!

On the 22nd of October Levenshulme Good Neighbours hosted the wonderful Noah’s A.R.T group at the inspire centre. The aim was to enrich the lives of the older people we support by organising a session with their wonderful therapy animals. Interacting with animals in this way has proven to reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing… Continue Reading

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