Chorlton Community Connectors Video

Chorlton Community Connectors Video

The video that was created demonstrated the power of the local community in Chorlton to come together.


Benefit

Volunteering in community projects and performing acts of kindness can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. There is a small amount of evidence to suggest that getting involved in activities and projects may also have a positive impact on physical health. Community engagement can foster a greater sense of ownership and identification with the local area, which may lead to long-term sustainability. It can also combat social exclusion and empower individuals.

Location

Chorlton

Project Team

Chorlton Community Connectors

Let’s re-imagine our Chorlton

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Aim

During the COVID-19 pandemic, as the community connectors formed the local mutual aid group and they continued to support people in the local community in Chorlton, there was a group that started meeting fortnightly on Zoom around the theme Let’s Reimagine Our Chorlton. This was a discussion about what comes next – after COVID.

There was discussion, encouragement and inspiration for local people to start something new to bring the community together, and inspire other groups in neighbouring areas who might be interested in doing something similar.

We agreed to support the funding of this video because it details the foundation of the Reimagine Our Chorlton movement. The video will be distributed widely and will be available for other groups and individuals to view.

Testimonial

Quote from Tom Waring at MACC.

"We showed the video at our annual Spirit of Manchester Awards. It highlighted some of the innovative and essential support that people organised in response to COVID-19. It is a positive and useful resource!”

Evaluation

The video has been well received by many people in the local area, and others outside the area who are interested in this movement and what they are doing.

Strategic Links

Benefit

Policy

Increased mental wellbeing

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Social inclusion

More engaged in community

Manchester Population Health Plan

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Manchester Population Health Plan

Community ownership and long-term sustainability

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (HM Government, 2010)

Empowerment of individuals

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (HM Government, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Increased physical activity and physical health

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Contact

Aron Thornley – Neighbourhood Health Worker

Aron.thornley@gmmh.nhs.uk

T. 07425520199


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