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Covid-19: 5 tips for improving your mental health

It goes without saying that coronavirus has caused major changes in how we live our everyday life. Little things, from going to the shops, to keeping in touch with family and friends, have changed and it can leave many feeling scared and anxious. Create Oldham wants...

Covid19 and the Visors Project

As a response to Covid-19 and the widespread lack of PPE, Create Oldham set up a project creating visors to protect our frontline workers. To achieve such a large-scale project, Create started recruiting volunteers. A Visor Volunteers page was set up and the word went...

A Teacher’s Guide To Temporarily Home Educating

With the Corona virus hot on everyone's mind, as a primary school teacher I have some advice and websites you can access for home learning in the event your child's school does close / become an unsafe place to be. Please note, these are my personal recommendations as...

STATEMENT ON COVID-19 – UPDATE AS OF 23 MARCH

18 May 2020 I wrote recently about our decision to close the Create Space on March 23rd, in response to the Prime Minister’s instruction to close businesses and stay at home. In light of further, and somewhat ambiguous, Government guidance, it seems like a good time...

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering? Living in a society that is built around money, it may seem strange, that many people willingly do jobs that are unpaid. Society has taught us that if we work hard, we will be able to attain better jobs, and in turn, have more money. Money will make us...

Getting to know: Craft and Cake

As a recent volunteer at Create Oldham, I decided to get to know Create a little better, by visiting some of the weekly activities. My first visit was to the Monday night session, Craft and Cake. As someone who considers themselves not very craftsy, I was shocked to...