Case studies

Jake Prescott, Skills Apprenticeship Programme

Jake Prescott, Skills Apprenticeship Programme

(19/04/2017)

Jake left school in June 2015 and was uncertain of his future career aspirations and struggled to find a job that would motivate him.

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Self-employment start-up – Tsungai George

Self-employment start-up – Tsungai George

(19/04/2017)

A stay at home mum-of-three from Salford has transformed her life by launching her own fashion enterprise.

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Faraidoon Qadri – Skills for Employment

Faraidoon Qadri – Skills for Employment

(18/04/2017)

Faraidoon joined ForViva in spring 2016 to complete an eight week work placement opportunity within the ICT team through Skills for Employment.

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Bradley Paul – School Links

Bradley Paul – School Links

(13/04/2017)

Bradley joined the School Links programme in April 2015 whilst studying at Moorside High School and went on to complete a Level 1 Certificate in Multi-Construction Activities.

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Healthy start for free-running family

Healthy start for free-running family

(03/04/2017)

A Salford family are on their way to an active future after improving their health through a community free-running programme.

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Amblecote Gardens

Amblecote Gardens

(11/01/2017)

The Amblecote Gardens extra care scheme is in the heart of the Little Hulton community in Salford and is changing the way that health and housing services are delivered to vulnerable people, offering flexible care, with 24-hour support from social care and health teams.

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Building a Construction Career

Building a Construction Career

(20/12/2016)

A mum-of-two from Salford is calling for more women to consider building a career with an apprenticeship, with her own experience of learning a trade set to drastically change her life.

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Amblecote Green

Amblecote Green

(23/08/2016)

The first phase of work at City West’s £14 million Amblecote Green development in Little Hulton completed in July 2014, giving a much needed boost to affordable housing provision for local families.

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Skills Programme

Skills Programme

(23/08/2016)

An award-winning skills programme has empowered over 350 people from communities across the North West to build a career in the construction industry.

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Change Your Choices

Change Your Choices

(16/08/2016)

Change Your Choices is an award-winning partnership initiative that works with local 10 to 16 year olds who are in danger of becoming involved in criminal and nuisance behaviour. Designed to be hard-hitting and inspirational, the programme shows the impact of ASB on communities – ranging from drug and alcohol abuse and the impact of hoax calls on the emergency services to visits to prisons and homeless shelters.

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Eat It Fresh

Eat It Fresh

(16/08/2016)

Eat It Fresh sees City West Housing Trust work with the Salford City Council's health improvement team and Manchester-based Cracking Good Food to deliver a series of pop-up cooking events.

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Millie's Trust

Millie's Trust

(16/08/2016)

Learning first aid techniques is a valuable skill for all generations, which is why City West teamed up with charity Millie’s Trust to offer life-saving training to young customers and their parents.

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Salford pair up-cycle their business

Salford pair up-cycle their business

(16/08/2016)

A pair of social entrepreneurs from Salford are set to up-cycle their furniture business with a £1,000 grant thanks to ForViva group member City West Housing Trust.

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Charity worker given new lease of life

Charity worker given new lease of life

(16/08/2016)

Linda Ryan, 64, from Irlams o’th Height, turned to City West Housing Trust's Don’t Keep It Under Your Hat programme after being made redundant from her job as a charity administrator.

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Decorators launch their own business

Decorators launch their own business

(16/08/2016)

A couple from Manchester quit their office jobs to set up their own company with help and advice from ForViva group member City West Housing Trust.

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Cake baker rises to new business challenge

Cake baker rises to new business challenge

(16/08/2016)

City West Housing Trust customer Phil Clemens, 44, from Swinton, has always had ambitions of making it big in the catering industry - but a series of set-backs in his career led him to almost give up.

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Skills in the City

Skills in the City

(16/08/2016)

Skills in the City is an initiative designed to combat unemployment across the North West.

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Greggs Breakfast Club

Greggs Breakfast Club

(16/08/2016)

One project that’s making a difference to education prospects is the Greggs Breakfast Club. The first of its kind in Salford, the scheme gives children a free and healthy breakfast to kick-start their day, while offering expert career advice to their parents.

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ROC Cafe

ROC Cafe

(16/08/2016)

The work carried out by the ROC Café project has resulted in youth anti-social behaviour dropping by 90% in the Winton area of Salford – making a huge difference to the local community.

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Junior PCSOs

Junior PCSOs

(16/08/2016)

A group of Junior PCSOs are helping to enforce the rules of the road and reduce dangerous driving in Salford.

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Environmental Improvement Programme

Environmental Improvement Programme

(16/08/2016)

City West’s Environmental Improvement Programme is one of the biggest ever investments in Salford’s open spaces, and has been designed to allow communities and partners across City West’s 31 neighbourhoods to have a greater say in how their local areas should be improved.

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Dig for Dinner

Dig for Dinner

(16/08/2016)

Dig for Dinner is a competition that gets young children to think creatively about what they eat by growing their own food.

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Lease & Repair

Lease & Repair

(15/08/2016)

City West Housing Trust customer Samantha Reeves has moved into the first property to be transformed by a scheme which aims to transform run-down empty homes and bring them back into use.

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Mum launches fashion enterprise from home

Mum launches fashion enterprise from home

(04/07/2016)

A stay at home mum-of-three from Salford has transformed her life by launching her own fashion enterprise.

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Hospitality pro takes charge of her career

Hospitality pro takes charge of her career

(04/07/2016)

Salford entrepreneur Corina Ahghel has taken the first steps in launching her own specialist recruitment agency for the hospitality industry.

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