It’s a yearly tradition at the Grassroots Project to have a summer coffee morning, with staff and service users inviting family, carers, friends and neighbours too. This year is no different as the doors were flung open on Tuesday 3rd September...

It was fantastic to see so many take up the invite and descend onto our Wellbeing Service site in Failsworth - sharing a cuppa, a chat and a cake or two (or three!).

Not only that, but organic fruit and flowers that had both been grown on-site as part of service users’ activity programme were available to buy and take home. As was Grassroots’ famous ‘Oldham Honey’.

You should try some – in fact, don’t wait for another coffee morning to drop into Grassroots, feel free to pop in anytime from 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday and our staff should be able to give you a quick tour. It’s situated just off Marlborough Drive, M35 0LE.

All money raised from sales goes directly back into the service, funding wellbeing activities for those local adults with learning disabilities who attend both Grassroots and its sister site at Chadderton Hall Park.

A wonderful morning all soundtracked by Michael Bublé or as our Maria fondly refers to her favourite crooner, "Mickey Bubbles"!

Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed, including the ‘Take A Break’ group from Roman Road Church just up the road. Always a pleasure to have you all with us.

See you all again soon.


Our Wellbeing Service provides an alternative to traditional day care for people with a learning disability.

The focus is on providing people with opportunities to maintain and develop skills and gain the confidence needed to get the most out of life and be as independent as possible.

This is achieved by offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment.

Activities include:

  • planting and growing organic vegetables
  • beekeeping
  • learning basic cooking skills
  • learning basic gardening skills
  • flower arranging
  • woodwork sessions

People are encouraged to take control, make choices and pursue activities that they are interested in. All activities are risk assessed and supported by experienced and trained staff.

If you’re a social worker or family member of someone you think would benefit from the service, or if you would simply like to know more then please get in touch. Email or call 0161 770 8777.