The Roots to Wellbeing programme has received almost £100,000 from our TIED fund for a three-year project working in Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside.
As part of the programme, Moira has begun to enjoy her life again.
Roots to Wellbeing gave her the chance to be part of a social action project, working as part of a team to give back to her local community.
Part of the project involved a weekly cycling activity that has reignited her love of the activity, which had fizzled out when she was a teen.
Previously long-term unemployed, lacking in confidence and with no reason to leave the house, Moira was becoming increasingly socially isolated.
But since her local job centre recommended Roots to Wellbeing, her life has turned around.
“My energy levels have gone through the roof,” she said. “It’s a joy to be able to help and motivate people and to help them improve their lives.
“I’m really eager to learn as much as I can from this amazing opportunity.”
Having now completed the programme she has decided to continue her involvement with Groundwork.
She now volunteers as part of the team delivering Roots to Wellbeing, carrying out administration work and helping to co-ordinate activities.
The work is not only benefiting her, but also those she is now working with as they can see the impact it has had on someone they can relate to – helping to increase the impact of the project.