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Award winning social enterprise opens in Halton

Started in Skelmersdale, The Sewing Rooms is a multiple award winning social enterprise that, with support from Well North, is expanding into Halton.

Based in Runcorn Shopping City, the new Sewing Rooms Halton will work closely with groups and individuals at risk of isolation, those with mental health issues and people experiencing long-term unemployment.

The Sewing Rooms enterprise was co-founded by lifelong entrepreneurs Maureen Fazal and Paula Gamester, and its expansion includes hiring local creative talent Victoria Begg. The Runcorn native and textile designer brings with her a wealth of local knowledge and experience, which will help the Sewing Rooms Halton replicate the successful mix of social and commercial programmes already being run in Skelmersdale. Find out more about this exciting development here.

Telling Well Halton’s story in pictures

Matt’s finished piece really catches the individual stories, challenges and opportunities in a vibrant and engaging way. He said: “It was fascinating to work with Chris to create this artefact. I believe it is important to offer information on Well North’s achievements in as many ways as possible. With the growth in graphic novels and storytelling, presenting information in this way can be compelling and easily read by the different audiences Well North reaches.”

Matt is now working on two more ‘maps’ telling the story of Well Bradford’s many achievements and future opportunities after meeting Lord Mawson and Well Bradford Programme Manager Sonia Fayyaz.

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