Reddish

About Us

Welcome to Re:dish, a charity based in Reddish which aims to improve the lives of everyone by promoting a co-operative and cohesive community.

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 Aims

  • Improve the lives of all people in Reddish
  • Reduce food poverty by providing no cost and low cost food and using local expertise to encourage healthy nutrition, growing and cooking fresh food.
  • Reduce individual isolation, reconnecting people to networks of help and support.
  • Overcome chaotic living and teach self-responsibility, promoting spiritual and physical well-being.
  • Help people cope with debt, providing access to professional advice.
  • Encourage the whole community to work together across age and culture barriers, sharing knowledge and skills.
  • Create a sense of community pride.

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.

Click here to meet the Re:dish Management Team and Trustees.

Check out our facilities and the various locations we use for our projects here