To date we have delivered a diverse range of successful programmes and have developed a positive reputation for our work which includes:
* Developing new projects in response to crisis support.
* Womens support group and mentoring
* Holiday initiatives and intervention projects for families in Oldham.
* Baby and toddler programme which has encompassed employability skills, volunteering and peer support.
During the pandemic we pivoted to engage with families online.
Our other projects included:
Positive Parenting Courses
Developing Core Family Relationships
Family Resilience Work
Meet, Cook and Eat
Talk, Cook & Eat
Baby and Parent Music, Dance and Rhyme Groups
Toddler Creative Groups
Junior and Senior Youth Clubs
We delivered a range of learning and development session to our community.
We provide both charitable and corporate team building and training, including:
Womens Enrichment Support Group
Confidence and Communications Skills course
Employability Skills Course
Volunteering and work experience
Peer support groups
Peer mentoring and coaching
We deliver a diverse range of parent, baby and toddler sessions. From music, rhyme, sensory play ensuring all our sessions are following EYFS Standards. We encourage both free play to inspire imagination, curiosity as well as structured learning experiences. Our team are skilled and trained to work with all learning styles. We also enjoy incorporating music, stories & dance. We encourage parent and child bonding, attachment and fun in a positive learning environment. We also explore the wider context of parenting and family life. Connecting families to other services or support if relevant.
We also focus on skills in English speaking and listening, language acquisition, maths and music which increases cognitive developmental.
Overall, our sessions increase confidence and communication skills and make new friends.
REEL CIC was founded in 2017.
We have an excellent reputation and have recieved both local and national recognition for our work including Oldham Mayor Award, Point of Light Award from Parliment and British Empire Medal from our late Queen Elizabeth honors. This our response to Covid 19 and the support we gave to the community.
In 2020, the team expanded, responding to the growth in the organisation and increased local need.
2023 sees a new direction for REEL, focussing upon sustainable growth and positively impacting the community we operate in.
Volunteering with us aims to offer you an exciting opportunity to join a great team to put on other successful projects, groups and training. We aim to support, challenge and encourage you during this volunteer opportunity so that you reach your true potential.
This is what Steph one of our Volunteers has to say:
‘Volunteering at REEL meant people see me as a person rather than just somebody's mum. It helped me realise what I want to do in life’