Here at Inspire we have a whole range of ways through which you can learn and get support here – from language classes to exercise classes and beyond.
Inspire works with a range of other organisations to enable people to learn new skills. Currently we have ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes and English conversation classes run by Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Manchester Adult Education Services (MAES) delivered here. There is always a long waiting list so please enquire at reception for availability.
We have computer classes and support for the over 50’s as well as exercise classes.
How about learning Thai Boxing (adults) or Tai Kwondo (children)?
We have dance classes for children and homework tutors for primary school children.
Maybe you would like to teach something? Ask at reception about our room hire rates and we can check out interest for you.
Are you looking for space to run your meeting, away day, training session or activity?? Levenshulme Inspire has 3 meeting rooms and 2 small one to one rooms available for hire. We can take one off bookings and regular bookings and don’t forget that the Inspire cafe can meet your catering needs. >
Did you know?
152 older people feel more confident using laptops and iPads to carry out simple activities through the Inspired People Project.
Talk English ESOL classes at Inspire are aimed at adults who want to learn English and who are beginners. They are taught by volunteers who are trained by the project. The classes take place once a week and last for two hours. In the class, learners focus on speaking English although there is some reading and writing. The classes help people in their everyday lives and cover topics like how to book an appointment at the doctors, how to find special offers at the supermarket, and how to make the most of facilities in your local area. We also practice English outside the classroom by exploring our area and visiting places like the local library, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.
Did you know?
89 older people have taken on roles as volunteers and advocates through the Inspired People Project.
The Inspired People Project
The Inspired People’s Project was developed as a response to a consultation held with local older people where they raised concerns about social isolation, loneliness, frailness, mental health issues, financial issues, language barriers and relocation to a different area as a result of recent welfare changes.
The three-year project, supported by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, supports older people in Levensulme and South Gorton to:
- Increase opportunities for social interaction
- Feel less lonely and have improved sense of well-being;
- Feel more confident about making informed decisions;
- Feel better able to influences the services which affect them.
How are we doing this?
Through a whole range of different types of activity – designed and led by older people themselves. These include:
- Weekly coffee mornings and activity programmes such as armchair aerobics, tea dances etc.
- Health & well-being workshops
- ICT classes and other training programmes
- Information talks and ‘recommend a friend’ sign-posting to key local services
- A special daily meal deal for older people in the Inspire Café with a two course meal for £3.00
- Confidence-building sessions and age-friendly advocacy campaigns. Please click on the link below to see some of our members getting themselves in the local news!
These activities are coordinated by three project staff who work closely with older people to make sure that they can attend the sessions and that they are as accessible as possible to older people from a wide range of backgrounds.
The project is overseen by a project steering group involving older people themselves and by the end of the three years, through data collection and beneficiary monitoring, we hope to demonstrate a decrease in loneliness and improved wellbeing in an age friendly neighbourhood with older residents participating in local decision making and improvements in their ability to affect their local environment.
For more info ring Kate on 0161 850 4044.
Did you know?
152 older people feel more confident using laptops and iPads to carry out simple activities through the Inspired People Project
Did you know?
In the past three years the Inspired People Project has resulted in 656 happier and more confident older people making new friendships.