Reddish is a borough in the north of Stockport, built as a model town by philanthropist William Henry Houldworth around several mills, with St Elisabeth’s Church at its heart. Once thriving, in 140 years much has changed; statistics show growing pockets of deprivation and Re:dish is aware of increasing numbers of families under stress and children going hungry, with complex problems contributing to increasingly chaotic lifestyles.
According to the 2011 Census a higher than average number of people over the age of 16 in Reddish have no formal qualifications. Youth unemployment has sky rocketed and a staggering 52% of lone parents are out of work.
Re:dish believes in the potential of every person to act together to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Re-dish offers a real opportunity to make a difference in an area that has both potential, and challenges. We believe that by harnessing the capacity of our communities, and by working constructively and co-operatively with local agencies and organisations, can we can a make a real positive impact on the lives of local people.