||Northmoor Community Association was set up by Northmoor Residents Association in 2000 to take over the running and management of Northmoor Community Centre, a new community facility developed by the Residents Association working together with the Northmoor Steering Group, a group of organisations involved in the renewal of the Northmoor Road area of Longsight.
Northmoor Community Association is run by a voluntary management committee including local residents, members of local community groups, and co-opted partners from local agencies, ensuring that the voice of the local community is strongly represented in the choices and decisions made.
Groups and services offered at the Community Centre and at Northmoor Laundrette (also run by Northmoor Community Association) are developed following consultation with local people and analysis of need in the local area.
The I.T. led United Northmoor I.T. Empowerment project (u.n.I.T.e) has recently been developed in response to the demand for Information, Advice and Guidance incorporating career development and a FREE C.V. service. This project links into the governments worklessness agenda.
A new partnership with MacMillan Cancer Support has been formed to run a volunteer-led project from the Community Centre, providing support, friendship and home visits to those affected by cancer.
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES
- To provide community facilities that are welcoming and appealing for all, with facilities for children, young people, families and other residents, providing inter-generational and multi-cultural activities.
- To have a diverse team of dedicated staff and volunteers, including young people, delivering diverse, engaging and fun programmes, accessible to all.
- To create a mixed portfolio of funding including income from community enterprise activities in order to ensure the future sustainability of the organisation.
- To ensure that everyone living in Northmoor and the surrounding neighbourhoods is informed of what is on offer to enable them to take advantage of these local facilities and services.
The purpose is to help improve the quality of life for people living and or working within the neighbourhood of Longsight and surrounding neighbourhoods, relieving poverty, promoting health, advancing education and providing accessible and welcoming community facilities to improve quality of life.