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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

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Dot the do-er!

  • May 24, 2020

In the first of a series of articles looking at the experiences of some of our members during lockdown, Rowena Harding asks Dot Lomax what has been happening in... Continue Reading

“With savings we can do wonders”: a Manchester-Muungano exchange

  • August 7, 2018

In June 2018, six Greater Manchester residents went on a learning exchange visit to Muungano Wa Wanavijiji (the Kenyan Slum Dwellers Federation) in Nairobi as part of the Realising... Continue Reading

Members of Mums Mart, Lower Broughton Life and the South African Alliance in South Africa, July 2017. Copyright: Sophie King. All rights reserved.

When you get a front door, remember to leave it open

  • September 26, 2017

A Manchester-South Africa exchange reveals striking similarities in the dynamics of urban inequality. Continue Reading