Making More Happen
Making More Happen is a Walthew House Project supported by The National Lottery Community Fund
Barrier to Communication
Sight or hearing loss can create barriers to communication and participation that leave people isolated, depressed and debilitated.
Naomi Mather, our Development Officer, leads the Making More Happen Project which aims to provide, promote and support accessible opportunities for inclusion and involvement.
We want to help remove barriers to participation so that more people with sight or hearing loss can remain or become active, make the most of their own abilities, and contribute to the life of their community.
The Project’s activities and events to date include; tactile and sign language interpreted tours of Robinsons Brewery and Mirrlees Fields, sailing with Etherow Country Park Sailing Club; a day out at Trentham Gardens; Breakfast with Signing Santa, Christmas Lights at Dunham Massey, Darts “It’s a Knockout!”, Chocolate Truffle Workshop; pottery sessions with Pottery Corner and accessible social events like quiz nights and wine tasting and many more!
Check out our ‘Past Events’ page to see more of what we have been up to!
As well as workshops, trips and events, Walthew House also has regular groups including:
Second Thursday of the month
12:30pm – 3:30pm
11:00am – 12:00pm
Walthew House is continuing to provide specialist support to blind and visually impaired people, deaf sign language users and people who are hard of hearing.
Making More Happen also looked at how we could adapt our current services and the changes that were implemented include our weekly walking group adapting to ‘WalkMyWay’ which offers socially distanced guided walks, and Tech Group becoming “Tech 1-2-1” which now offers Tech support over the phone.
Making More Happen would like to say a special thank you to all of our volunteers. We have done so much with the Project to date and this wouldn’t be possible without your continued support, so a big thank you to you all!
Thank you also to our additional supporters:
- 02 Tech Guru’s
- ASDA – Reddish
- Brookside Garden Centre
- B&Q Stockport
- Cake Creamery
- Co-op Edgeley
- Golden Days Garden Centre
- Gresty’s Florist
- Lloyds Digital Champions
- MAN Diesel
- Morrisons Cheadle Heath
- Pottery Corner
- Re:Dish Community Allotment
- Stockport Georgians Cricket Club
- Stockport Harriers & Athletic Club
- Stockport Hydro
- Woodford Garden Centre
- Wyevale Garden Centre