About Us

Our Vision: to see people and communities all over Greater Manchester and Rossendale flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

Our Mission:

  • To build effective partnerships in communities to bring about positive change by tackling poverty and transforming lives throughout Greater Manchester and Rossendale.

  • To enrich, inspire and equip communities with the skills, knowledge and confidence to bring about change in their localities, to help tackle social injustice and ensure that everyone can enjoy life in all its fullness.

  • To serve those who are most impacted by injustice in society, those living in poverty, and to help relieve financial hardship, by providing our own services where necessary, as well as providing information, advice and infrastructure support for other community projects.

Our Values

  • Freedom, Liberty and Agency: this value focuses on the importance of a person as an agent, set free to shape and contribute to the wider community and world.

  • Equality & Relationships: we firmly believe that no one should be excluded from society. We work with people as we find them and believe that all people are made free and equal. We work with others by building trust and respect. We believe that meaningful relationships are the basis of real and sustainable change.

  • Justice and Fairness: we believe that we have the capacity to speak out against injustice. We are orientated towards finding solutions and bringing about lasting change in society. We believe society should have social structures that reflect honesty, compassion and fairness.

Our Team

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Lily Axworthy

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Lucy McCoulough

PROJECT WORKER - FOOD RESPONSE

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Margaret Madden

HOMELESS SERVICES MANAGER

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Natasha Bennell

LIFESKILLS PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

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Samra Kanwal

NEAR NEIGHBOURS COORDINATOR

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REV'D CANON DR
CHRIS BRACEGIRDLE

Chair of Trustees

Vicar of Bolton 
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HELEN PLATTS

Trustee

Chief Operating Officer/Diocesan Secretary - Diocese of Manchester
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REV'D ELLIE TRIMBLE

Trustee

Vicar of the Church of the Apostles, Miles Platting and St Cuthbert's Church Manchester
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REV'D GRACE THOMAS

Vice Chair of Trustees

Vicar of Clifton
 
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RT REV'D MARK DAVIES

Trustee

Bishop of Middleton
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VACANCY

Trustee

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HILARY CALDWELL

Treasurer

Head of Financial Services
at the Christie NHS
Foundation Trust
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JOANNA WATSON

Trustee

Senior Consultant - Good Governance Institute 
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Our Trustees