Community Development

People have the power to change the places they live and the things they care about. 

At Action together we know that people can make things happen because we see it everyday. Across Oldham and Tameside right now, there are thousands of people changing lives, improving neighbourhoods and contributing positively to our region. 

People like the parents helping out at school, coaches teaching sport to kids or leaders at scouts and guides. 
People who are campaigning to save an historic building, improve their local park or preserve a wildlife habitat.
People like the cancer survivor who starts a support group, the parents of disabled children who meet up to share experiences or the churchgoers who decide to set up a food bank.   

At Action together we're here to help those people. We believe that by learning together, sharing skills and pooling resources we can get more done. This is the basis of community development. At Action Together we support a number of projects that increase the opportunities for people to get more involved in their community, we take an 'asset based approach', meaning we identify and support what is already happening, rather than 'doing to' communities.

We don't just give help to groups and organisations. Here are some ways we deliver help to individual local people. 

  • Ambition for Ageing - helping to create age-friendly communities and reduce social isolation for the over 50’s population
  • Help getting to appointments - if you struggle to get to medical appointments our Miles of Smiles community transport scheme might be able to help
  • Help with NHS and Social Care - we run Healthwatch Oldham and Healthwatch Tameside the independent consumer champions for health and social care
  • Thriving Communities - supports people in Oldham to do more for themselves, their families and their communities