With over 20 years experience of working in communities, the latest addition to our Community Building team is bringing a passion for people, a wealth of local knowledge and a huge smile to the lucky people of Salford this spring!

With a background in community development work, Kellie has a wealth of experience of working in the fantastic communities of Salford and is a complete natural when it comes to getting to know people and encouraging residents to get involved in community activity.

Our aim is to bring local people together to create something special and put smiles on the faces of people in the local community.

We are getting to know as many people as possible, finding out what they love about living in Swinton, and what they like to do in their community. We are discovering what interests and passions people have and are working closely with them to turn their great ideas into reality to help build a stronger community. The most important thing in building a stronger community is to involve the people that live there.

A key part of our approach is to identify, connect and showcase the great groups, organisations and physical spaces that already exist in the area. Connections form the heart of strong communities. By getting to know more people, groups and places in the area, we will help bring people together with similar interests and encourage them to share their skills and help each other. The more connections that are made, the more possibilities become available.

We will also encourage people to come together to create new community activities. Where funding is needed to help get these ideas off the ground, Forever Manchester will provide a hand up to support them.

Kellie has already been busy out and about in Swinton, starting conversations with people she bumps into at community groups, in the café’s, shops and on the streets. So, if you see her say hi and tell her all about yourself and where you live. If you know any hidden gems in Swinton, or have a great idea for a community project in the area, get in touch. We can’t wait to find out more!