Gemma Clayton - Director
Infinity Initiatives. Reg No-9860482
298 Mossley Road
0161 339 6137
Who we are:
We are a community interest company covering Greater Manchester but operating predominantly in the Tameside area. We provide support and advocacy for the most vulnerable people locally who present with issues such as:
-Street homeless / housing needs
-Suffering from low-medium mental health
-Addiction / Substance abuse
-NEET (Not in education, employment or training)
-Debt or need assistance with financial matters
-No recourse to public funds
In addition to our core support work, we run a series of initiatives to encourage engagement. These include a bike project, a sport / art based initiative, a volunteering and training programme and a large food waste programme under which scheme we provide food for approx. 500 meals per week for the homeless and those living in poverty.
Members of the public are welcome at our centre to take part in activities, access support or to visit our 'pay what you can café' where guests can enjoy a variety of food including soup of the day, sandwiches and cakes in return for a small donation. Whilst there they can also visit our community pantry and purchase reduced food. All proceeds are invested back into the centre. Please check our website for up to date details and opening times.
Our work so far with Finding Rainbows:
We run a project called Positive Paths. This is a Sports Relief funded project that provides young people with an opportunity to partake in positive diversionary activities. We were thrilled to receive a referral from Finding Rainbows for a young local girl who wished to join Brownies. Finding Rainbows were supporting the wider family and really felt the little girl would benefit from joining an external group and meeting new friends and so it was our honour to purchase a uniform and to offer wider support to the whole family should they need it.
Both Finding Rainbows and Infinity are passionate about providing the best holistic support to the public and achieving more together by identifying community assets and new ways to support local families. The managers of both teams have developed both a strong working relationship and a firm friendship and so it was a proud moment to have our efforts acknowledged and for both mangers to receive recognition from The Rotary Club of Hyde.
Plans for the future:
We are really excited to continue our work with Finding Rainbows. We understand that any life changing event including bereavement bring about many additional and unforeseen challenges such as social isolation, poor mental health, financial issues and strain on personal relationships. Many day-to-day tasks such as going to work, managing bills and self care become impossible and we ant to support Finding Rainbows families in finding a way to cope with essential tasks and hopefully in reaching their aspirations.