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Women-led savings for financial & social wellbeing

  • April 8, 2021

The Money Advice Service estimates that 22% of UK adults have less than £100 in savings, yet savings are critical to wellbeing, decent living standards, and long-term family resilience.... Continue Reading

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Creating a NORC at Hopton Court

  • March 12, 2021

Hopton Hopefuls are the newest addition to the Community Savers family: a group of Over 50s tenants who have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with resilience, mutual aid, and... Continue Reading

Happy IWD 2021!

  • March 8, 2021

Jean is a 75 year old who has been isolating since March 2020. She is pictured above with her Mums Mart friends at an International Women’s Day celebration in... Continue Reading

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Go Digital!

  • February 17, 2021

Lorna Parks shares some reflections on her first few months as a digital inclusion volunteer with GM Savers through our Lottery-funded Go Digital! project Just before Christmas I started... Continue Reading

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Digital inclusion, confusion and that Aha! moment

  • January 15, 2021

Tina Cribbin of Hulme Writers & Savers shares reflections on her digital skills-sharing sessions as part of GM Savers Go Digital! project – supported by the National Lottery Community... Continue Reading

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Manctopia: Reality TV in a journalism jumper*

  • September 10, 2020

 “We want Manchester to be this cosmopolitan city…but at what cost?” Judith from Lifeshare in the trailer for Manctopia The series trailer and episode lead-ins for this 4-part BBC... Continue Reading

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Its the little wins

  • September 4, 2020

Tina Cribbin celebrates recent achievements of local residents and members of On Top of the World in Hulme. In our tower block there was always a sense of hopelessness... Continue Reading

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Networks get stronger despite coronavirus isolation

  • June 24, 2020

In the third of a series of articles looking at the experiences of some of our members during the pandemic, Rowena Harding asks Sharon Davis about the community response... Continue Reading

Greater Manchester Savers: Our story so far

  • May 28, 2020

Explore any urban neighbourhood in Greater Manchester – seek out its craft groups, its over 50s exercise classes, its food banks, parent groups, and meal clubs – and there... Continue Reading

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Looking out for each other during lockdown

  • May 26, 2020

In the second of a series of articles looking at the experiences of some of our members during the pandemic, Rowena Harding asks Tina Cribbin about On Top of... Continue Reading