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Childrens Safety Education Foundation

Arcon are delighted to announce the Children’s Safety Education Foundation as one of the winners of our Community Funding Bid, having been awarded £1,500! The Foundation is currently working with the Co-Operative school in the Blackley area of Manchester for the benefit of approximately 350 young people through the ‘Respect Your Life’ citizenship programme. The Respect programme teaches young people about the devastating consequences that crime and anti-social behaviour have on their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of the communities in which they live.

PRU wins community funding bid

Arcon are delighted to announce Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit as one of the winners of our Community Funding Bid, having been awarded £983.99! The Referral Unit offers pupils aged 11-16years of age who are having difficulties in mainstream school and have experienced ‘disjointed educational histories’ the opportunity to work 1:1 or in small groups with experienced teachers and support staff to provide a wrap around service to address attendance, engagement and attainment needs. The Manchester Secondary PRU has 26 centres across the city demonstrating the need for this bespoke education service at a critical time in the lives of young people.

 

IDA Results

 

Everyone at Arcon Housing Association is delighted that Homes England confirmed that after our recent In Depth Assessment,(IDA) Arcon has maintained its G1 and V1 rating!

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre

Arcon are very pleased to announce one of the winners of our Community Fund as Cheetham Hill Advice Centre having successfully bid for £1,000! Operating in the Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall areas, this service has an outreach to residents from Gorton, Levenshulme and Longsight too.

New Colour Scheme for Communal Areas

Arcon have recently trialled a new colour scheme for those properties with internal communal areas to try to give them a more modern, less institutional feel.  After discussions with CLC, one of our main redecoration contractors, we agreed to trial BS00A01, Light Grey to walls and BS18B25 Merlin Grey to previously finished doors. 

Yaran Northwest

Arcon are delighted to announce one of the winners of our Community Fund bid as the Yaran Community North West who have been awarded £3,000! Established as a not-for-profit in 2012, the charity works to provide a variety of services to meet the needs of vulnerable adults, new immigrants and their families in Greater Manchester who need urgent help with counselling advocacy, recovery and wellbeing.

Mancunian Way

We are proud to announce one of the winners of our Community Funding Bid as Mancunian Way who have been awarded £3,000! You may already have heard about this multi-award winning charity working with troubled teenagers in Greater Manchester, which was set up only six years ago by its CEO, Nick Buckley. Mancunian Way work as out-reach specialists across Greater Manchester and operate in the areas of youth and community engagement, reducing anti-social behaviour and supporting vulnerable homeless people.

Arcon supports Salford Council and GMHSCP to encourage residents to quit smoking

We at Arcon are backing a new campaign to help people quit smoking and get healthy. We’ve joined forces with Salford Stop Smoking Services and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) to support their ‘Swap to Stop’ initiative, which aims to help people quit the habit by switching to vaping.

Northmoor Community Association

Arcon are delighted to announce one of the winners of our Community Fund Bid as the Northmoor Community Association who have been awarded £2,021! Established in 2001, the NCA operates on a simple philosophy; create a supportive and welcoming place where people would feel comfortable to visit if they had a need. The centre strives to ‘improve the quality of life for people living, working or volunteering within the neighbourhood ; relieving poverty, promoting health and wellbeing, advancing skills and learning and providing locally accessible community facilities for all’.

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