Richard: ‘The New Pioneers have helped me a lot with my mental health and keeping me mentally active. Some of the things we have done are a wellbeing park walk in Falinge Park doing various activities, and interacting with new people to help with my social anxiety. We have been doing a cycling course in Hopwood Hall car park on a Sunday to improve on my cycling and interacting with new people. The New Pioneers have helped me with so much since I have been involved, from courses and activities, to interact with people with similar backgrounds, and it is helping me keep mentally active and stimulated with the world and round the area, instead of staying in bed with no motivation.’
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Steph Rush, Skills Work and Health Manager, Rochdale Borough Council said: ‘We should recognise and highlight Rochdale Boroughwide Housing’s role in funding the project, and the flexibility and freedom they have given the staff to be able to really make a difference to people’s lives and the wider community, and not just play the numbers game.’
These events bring people and partners together across GM to share and explore stories, challenges and expertise that help make GM a better place for people to walk, cycle, wheel and to live active lives.
GM Moving Partners' Commitment to Inclusion: Creating a Greater Manchester that enables active lives for disabled people and people with long-term conditions.