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HMR Circle gets a Christmas Present!

HMR Circle gets a Christmas Present!

Wednesday 26 December 2018

HMR Circle has been awarded the tender to operate the Volunteer Drivers Service (VDS) for at least the next two years!

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International Acclaim for HMR Circle

International Acclaim for HMR Circle

Friday 12 October 2018

HMR Circle hosted a hugely successful International visit from a government delegation all the way from South Korea to further enhance the growing reputation of the Rochdale based organisation.

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Northern Soul to Seoul

Northern Soul to Seoul

Sunday 7 October 2018

Northern Soul to Seoul

 HMR Circle are to host visitors from the Population Policy Research Department, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs!!

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Photo Gallery April, May & June 2018

Photo Gallery April, May & June 2018

Friday 22 June 2018

Here's some more photos of our Members at recent Circle events

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Festival of Ageing - Programme of Events

Festival of Ageing - Programme of Events

Wednesday 20 June 2018

We're getting excited now about the Greater Manchester Festival of Ageing... and hope you are too!
Here's a programme of Festival of Ageing events for Rochdale & Oldham. Come along and join the fun!

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The Launch of the Festival of Ageing

The Launch of the Festival of Ageing

Monday 26 March 2018

Here at HMR Circle we are really excited about the launch of the Festival of Ageing.

HMR Circle working in partnership with 4CT, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and Persona.

There are loads of ways of getting involved and supporting the festival or just simply having a good time!

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Getting older in Crompton just got interesting!

Getting older in Crompton just got interesting!

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Getting Older in Crompton just got interesting!

As part of the Ambition for Ageing programme in Oldham we are excited to announce a pilot project based in and around the Crompton ward.

The ‘Crompton Circle’ will see a series of events and activities all based on suggestions and ideas of older people from the area. This helps people make new friends, and meet new people, along with getting out more and living the life they want to lead.

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HMR Circle named as one of the Innovative Organisations in Greater Manchester

HMR Circle named as one of the Innovative Organisations in Greater Manchester

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle (HMR Circle) is delighted to have been recognised as one of the 100 most innovative companies in Greater Manchester, in a report produced by BQ and the Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company

 

This new initiative is designed to shine the spotlight on some of Greater Manchester’s most forward-thinking small and medium sized businesses.

 

Innovation is at the very heart of helping businesses to succeed and grow. It is key to building a sustainable and growing economy, and can be recognised not just in products and services but also across management processes and business operations.

Firms recognised from come from right across the Greater Manchester region, and represent sectors as diverse as food & drink, manufacturing, healthcare and digital.

The report was also supported by Dehns, Catax, the University of Salford and the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group.

Across Greater Manchester alone, Innovate UK has provided funding for over 600 innovation projects since 2004 and the North West is home to a highly innovative business community that are contributing to new discoveries every day.

BQ’s Bryan Hoare said: “We’re delighted to give companies the chance to see some recognition for the hard work they put into innovation in their businesses.

“Innovation is the key to unlocking future growth, job creation and prosperity for the region, and what these businesses are already doing is incredibly impressive in lots of ways.”

Chris Greenhalgh, head of innovation at Business Growth Hub, said: “It’s our aim with Innovation100 to raise the profile of those businesses innovating in different ways, inspiring others to innovate and achieve growth.”

“What the Innovation100 companies underline is that while innovation can often be related to products, it can also apply to developing disruptive business models, applying new processes and delivering new services. Innovation is across many different facets of business, across different sectors and different sizes of companies.”

Mark Wynn, Director of HMR Circle added, ‘We pride ourselves on being innovative and forward thinking in everything we do here at HMR Circle. This ethos has been the cornerstone of our success and development. The last 12 months have been a fantastic time for HMR Circle as we launched a new befriending scheme, took over the running of the Volunteer Drivers Service and have won several awards. Here is to an even brighter future’.

You can read the full report here: http://www.bqlive.co.uk/section/218/innovation-100

Follow updates on social media at #Innovation100GM

Tea & Talk Postponed

Monday 12 February 2018

Tea & Talk PostponedDue to the overnight snow and the poor conditions for both walking and driving we have postponed todays(Monday 12th February) Tea & Talk at Norden Old library.

Apologies for any inconvenience but Member safety is our priority.
Todays talk about IT for the over 50's will be rescheduled for a later date.
No other events are effected.  

Volunteer Driver Service comes to HMR Circle

Volunteer Driver Service comes to HMR Circle

Thursday 1 February 2018

Following on from the unfortunate closure of the local CVS, Rochdale Adult Care have acted swiftly to ensure the Volunteer Driver Service (VDS) can continue to deliver the award winning vital service for older people and other vulnerable adults.

Rochdale Adult Care have approached Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle to take over the remainder of the CVS contract for this service and to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for users of the VDS.

Mary Burke who is the Co-ordinator for the VDS has now joined the team here at HMR Circle and we are proud to say that the VDS is back up and running with only a very limited break in service.

The old VDS contact number 0800 032 0868 is now live and connected, so the users of the VDS can carry on using this great service and we hope to allay fears that the service was at risk.

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