Growing Together

Growing Together

Welcome to the Growing Together 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Growing Together as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.

The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Growing Together with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • May 3, 2017 Film

    Shirley will explain how it started and what they are doing, hot meals are provided on Wednesdays and Christmas day, exercises, bingo and many other activities. All elderly people living in the area and looking after each other.

  • April 17, 2017 Film

    A quick look at the Growing Together area in Northampton. Just a few of the local projects and people the Lottery funding has supported.

  • September 14, 2016 Film

    After consultation with many local people it was decided that a place where people could go for a coffee and a chat would be very useful. They would be able to have a consultation with local councillors, the housing officers, possible with CBI and other organisations. The Hub has two rooms in the local community centre, one for socializing and another smaller room for private consultations. There is a small grassy play area outside the Hub with some play equipment for the children to play on.

  • July 25, 2016 Film

    Foxcovert Wood was a rather neglected area, within the Growing Together area. It was used as a place to dump rubbish. After consultation with many of the local residents it was decided that it would be a good area to clear it and put some play equipment in for the younger teenagers. An opening day was held and attended by many of the local youngsters and local residents. There was a magician, face painting, cakes and drinks available. It was a very successful day.

  • August 26, 2015 Film

    More opportunities for young people came out top of the community's priority list during consultation work at the start of the Big Local programme. One of the providers commissioned by Growing Together is Change of Scene, established in 2010 with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Access to Nature Programme. It has been working with young people from the Growing Together estates ever since.