About Us

BACKGROUND.

Hyde Community Action is based at the Healthy Living Centre in Hyde Tameside. It grew out of the Asian Healthy Living Project (2003-2008) and has been an independent local charity since 2007.

We have been working to combat health inequalities and social exclusion and to promote community cohesion for over 10 years now. 

In 2013 we received a Pride of Tameside award for our work with volunteers, and we were one of only 25 organisations nationally to receive new funding from the Government’s Volunteering Fund.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

HCA exists to challenge inequalities in health and well-being and to help people to develop their potential and support each other.


AIMS.

To tackle issues that impact on people’s health and well-being.
To provide targeted support for disadvantaged and excluded groups.
To promote improved community cohesion.



VALUES.

We try to empower the people we work with, individually and collectively, by
encouraging them to build with confidence on the skills and knowledge that they already have. We share the ideas and agenda of the localism movement - don't do something for people they can do themselves.  
We listen to the views of the people within the community we serve, being informed and led by their expressed needs. We are sensitive towards their faith and culture, although we will not normally undertake work that is faith-specific. We strive to be honest and transparent about our intentions, so it is easier for them (and for our partner agencies) to know where they stand with us.
Involving community members in decision making, volunteering, training and paid employment.

FRONT LINE SERVICES

Women Supporting Women

Our project providing support for women in crisis is co-ordinated (full-time) by Ruhela Begum.  Before starting work for us in 2011, Ruhela worked as a health advisor in the NHS. She was also an active volunteer on community projects, helping to set up HCA itself in 2007 and later Mohilar Asha women’s support group. Ruhela is fluent in Bengali and English, with some Urdu.The Service Manager (7 hours per week) is Gemma Gaskell (See Below).

Community Health Development Program

This Programme currently comprises all our activity with adults other than the Women Supporting Women programme. The full-time community development worker is Hasina Khanom, who joined us in 2011 as the community development trainee on our former Bengali Women’s Programme. Hasina, who has an MA from Bangladesh in Social Sciences, is also a translator in Bangla and some Urdu and delivers training in conversational ESOL and IT. The Service Manager is Rehana Begum (See Below)

 

MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

Our part-time Administrator, Paul Deaville, is responsible for providing centre coordination, publicity and data & finance administration. Paul joined us in 2014 and has previously worked as a school IT teacher and an aircraft engineer.

Our Chief Officer role is currently being under taken by Rehana Begum and Gemma Gaskell as a job share.    Rehana has been with us since 2009 and previously managed our Bengali Women’s Programme 2011-14 and subsequent community learning programmes. Rehana came to us from a local children’s centre and has an NVQ level 4 in Management, NVQ level 3 in Coaching, Volunteer Management and Community Interpreting.   Gemma started work as our Youth Coordinator in 2012; she then went onto manage the Community Development Programme and Women Supporting Women Project.    Gemma worked for the local authority youth service and within supported housing. She has a degree in Psychology and Criminology, an NVQ level 3 in Community Development and Learning and is a qualified Youth Worker. Both Chief Officers hold a PTTLS qualification.

 

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Caroline Gregory (Chair). Former Tameside MBC Regeneration Officer; qualified ESOL tutor; Hyde resident.

Tasleem Ayoub (Vice-chair). Currently Family Learning Manager at New Charter Academy; former career advisor and community worker; HCA volunteer mentor; British Pakistani heritage; Ashton resident.

Alex Farrlley (Treasurer). Chartered Certified Accountant working for a major bank; Woodley resident.

Anisha Aktar. Paralegal worker; British-Bangladeshi heritage; Hyde resident.

Liza Ahmed Choudhury. Graduate of HCA’s Bengali Women’s Programme & Enterprising Women project; entrepreneur; personal experience of community fund-raising in Bangladesh and of immigration; Hyde resident.

Johura Khatoon. Former community outreach worker; British-Bangladeshi heritage; Hyde resident.

Penny Noel. University lecturer in education and researcher; former Ofsted inspector and equal opportunities coordinator; previously founded her own charity; Hyde resident.

Rumena Sultana. Graduate of HCA’s Bengali Women’s Programme; volunteer experience in advice surgery triage, community interpretation and project evaluation; Bangladeshi heritage with personal experience of immigration; Hyde resident.

VISION OF FUTURE SUCCESS.

At a time when public services – and their beneficiaries - are under attack, and the voluntary and community sector is suffering major collateral damage, we will be satisfied if, over the next three years, we can:
Find new ways to continue serving members of our community;
Find new ways to survive and maintain key features of our organisation, including our

Unique Selling Position:
We already have a unique track record of engaging Bangladeshi women at all levels – as service users, volunteers, staff members and trustees.

View our latest accounts.

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Our Activities

WOMEN’S HEALTH WALK & TALK.

Explore the rural & urban heritage of Hyde through a gentle walk or If the weather is poor stay indoors and have a chat with new people & old friends.

Walks take between 30 & 90mins, led by trained guides.

At Hyde Community Action, Mondays 09:45-12:00

Check out www.walkingforhealth.org.uk for more info on walking for health.

Contact 0161 368 3268 for more details.

WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASSES.

Open to all women. Classes are taken by professional instructors. Have fun & get fit!

=> Hyde Central class is at St George’s Church, Church Street, Hyde SK14 1JZ Thursdays 13:00-14:00

=> Newton class is at Bennett Street Youth Centre, Lower Bennett Street, Hyde SK14 4PP Mondays from 09:30-10:30

Classes cost £1.00.

Contact 0161 368 3268 for more details.

NEWTON WOMEN’S ACTIVITY & SOCIAL GROUP.

Meet new friends, socialise, exercise and more. At Bennett Street Youth & Community Centre, Lower Bennett Street, Newton SK14 4PP. Tuesdays 10:00-12:00.

If you like sports  Netball & Badminton are played regularly. Next Netball sessions are [12,19]/07/2016

If you are interested in becoming a netball coach contact us on the number below.

Contact Hasina 0161 368 3268 for more info.

HYDE WOMEN’S HEALTH  FORUM.

At Greenfield Primary School. Queen Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1QD.

Free health information for women.

Next session Thursday 21/07/2016 10:30-12:00

Contact 0161 368 3268 for more details.

We are looking to organise these if there is sufficient demand. If you are interested please contact Hasina or Rehana on 0161 368 3268

NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

Support with any aspect of getting a job

CV construction, interview technique, application form completion.

Sessions are monthly. Next are 12/07/2016, 16/08/2016, 27/09/2016 between 13:00-16:00

Contact Hasina 0161 368 3268 to book.


MOHILAR ASHA.

Bangladeshi Women’s Well-Being & Social  Support Group.

Meets on Tuesdays at Hyde Community Action,10:00-12:30. Light refreshments provided.

Contact Jasna Begum on 07583 264 073 or Ruhela Begum on 0161 368 3268 for more details.

Or

Download the current schedule of activities here.


KREATIVE KRAFTZ (drop in).

Women’s craft group, Wednesdays 16:30-18:00 at Hyde Community Action.

Learn new creative skills & enjoy meeting new people.

Contact 0161 368 3268 for more details.

HELP TO STOP USING TOBACCO

Thursdays @Hyde Community Action. 10:00 - 12:00.

Session dates 14/07/2016, 18/08/2016, 22/09/2016

Contact Hasina for more info on 0161 368 3268

VOLUNTEERING AT HYDECOMMUNITY ACTION.

Do you have a few hours to spare? Do you want to get involved and help your community? Want to develop your skills & knowledge? Then we would be happy to hear from you!

If you are interested then please contact Hasina or Rehana on 0161 368 3268.


BENGALI WOMEN - TRAINING AT HYDE COMMUNITY ACTION.

Netball Coaching

If you are interested in becoming a netball coach than please register your interest with Hasina or Rehana on 0161 368 3268

 

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN

This project offers confidential support for Bangladeshi and Pakistani women who are in crisis.

For more information please contact 07549956567.
Download our printable "Whats On" guide if you would prefer a hardcopy of our activities

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Jobs and Volunteering

Sorry but there are currently no job vacancies at HCA.

If you are looking for jobs in the charity & community sectors you might find these websites useful

=> https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch

=> http://www.cvat.org.uk/jobs

VOLUNTEERING AT HYDE COMMUNITY ACTION.

Do you have a few hours to spare? Do you want to get involved and help your community. Want to develop your skills & knowledge? Then we would be happy to hear from you.


WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN.

We are currently recruiting Bengali or Pakistani women volunteers who are bi-lingual in English and Bengali, Urdu or Punjabi. Volunteers will provide culture - and faith - sensitive support to other Bengali or Pakistani women in crisis.

Download the role details here.


HEALTH WALK LEADERS

We are looking for volunteers to train as leaders of walks around Hyde & Newton (see Women's Health Walks in activities section).

Download the role details here.

or

for a chat about volunteering opportunities contact 0161 368 3268


External Contacts

IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE.

If you want to lose weight, stop smoking, improve your diet, deal with worries better or make other lifestyle improvements then the NHS Health Improvement Team offers a range of free advice, courses & support in the Tameside & Glossop area.

Contact them on 0161 366 2000 or via email at healthimprovement.penninecare@nhs.net



MENTAL & EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS.

If you are struggling with worry, anxiety, low mood or depression you can now self-refer to the NHS psychological services provided by Pennine Care. Goto https://talkingtherapy.penninecare.nhs.uk/referrals.

Pennine care also offer a "Healthy Minds" service providing a range of courses, including free mindfulness courses. Goto www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthyminds or call 0161 716 4242.

You can also contact Sanctuary - a group providing help & support 24/7 on 0300 003 7029 even if you are in crisis.



STRUGGLING TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY?

Try this site from the NHS. It gives lots of useful practical advice & tools plus where to get support if money worries are making you feel unwell.



DRUG & ALCOHOL SUPPORT.

Contact Lifeline at 111-113 Old Street, Ashton-U-Lyne, OL6 7RL, 0161 672 9420



GREEENFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL TODDLER GROUP.

Held every Wednesday afternoon at 13:30-15:00, during Term Time. Parents and children are invited to come along and play and sing songs.  Sessions cost 50p per child and this includes a snack for your child and tea/coffee for parents. Contact 0161 368 1898 for more details.



TAMESIDE ARTS.

Have a calender packed with groups and projects for everyone. From adapted-exercise sessions to still-life art workshops, from educational art sessions to pub lunches, from street-dance workshops to relaxing walks, from painting nails to painting canvas-art! Check out www.tamesideartsltd.co.uk



FREE ADULT CYCLE TRAINING.

Check out the website below for details. There are courses for everyone interested in starting or improving their cycling. http://betterbycycle.eventbrite.co.uk



YOU MIGHT ALSO FIND THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS HELPFUL

Locality - A national organisation championing the autonomy of local communities. http://www.locality.org.uk/

Community and Voluntary Action Tameside - A support and development agency for voluntary, community & faith groups in Tameside. http://www.cvat.org.uk/

Health & Wellbeing - Part of Tameside Council website. Contains lots of useful links and documents to improve lifestyle and wellbeing. http://www.tameside.gov.uk/health | Health & Wellbeing Service 0161 342 2212

Local services - A useful site providing information on local health & other services. http://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/ 

Tameside Job Centre Plus - Ashton-under-Lyne Jobcentre Plus | 101 Old Street | Ashton-under-Lyne | Lancashire | OL6 6BJ | Telephone 0845 604 3719. For general benefit enquiries call 0845 608 8526

Citizens Advice Bureau - Goto www.adviceguide.org.uk or http://www.tamesidecab.org.uk 

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council - provides a wide range of health, wellbeing & community support (plus the usual services!) click here http://www.tameside.gov.uk/

Tameside Services Guide - useful site providing info about services for young people & families. Includes support services http://www.tameside-sid.org.uk/

Interested in becoming a foster parent? - Safe Houses Fostering is a local agency looking for foster parents. www.safehousesfostering.org..uk 

Active Tameside - Sports Trust offering a wide range of sport, exercise gym & swim courses and activities. www.activetameside.com





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Tel. 0161 368 3268
[ We are open Mon-Fri 09:00 -17:00 apart from Bank Hols ]

Hyde Community Action
Healthy Living Centre
20 Great Norbury Street
Hyde
SK14 1BR

Company Registration No. 6442869
Charity Registration No. 1125544



We are less than 5mins walk from Hyde Central railway Station. On the right heading toward Millenium Park. Click the map for more details.