faith sector audit

Faith Sector Case Study Summaries:

Rural West: Agricultural Chaplaincy

Providing help 24/7 and 365 days each year the team covers financial and business issues, relationships and welfare benefit advice. The Chaplaincy is the only agency specifically helping gay farmers. The use of social media shares information, raises awareness of issues as well as developing mutual support and easing isolation.

Chester: Football Cage Project
Now a joint project between Blacon Community Church and Cheshire Police, this project has grown from a detached youth work project in 2010. Engaging with 150 young people, a 30-40% drop in antisocial behaviour has been reported. Staffed by volunteers, the project builds relationships between young people and the Police.

Ellesmere Port: Street Pastors
Street Pastors are key community partners in Ellesmere Port. Practical projects engaging students from the Academy have changed local residents’ attitudes towards young people. School Pastors are a new initiative about to launch providing guardianship and mentoring as students move from the feeder schools into the academy.

Winsford and Rural East: Christians Against Poverty
CAP is a national free debt counselling service licensed by the OFT. Between 100-200 users have been helped with home visits. A free budgeting course, CAP Money, runs for three sessions of 90 minutes. CAP HQ negotiates with creditors on behalf of clients and a free phone helpline is provided.

West Cheshire: Faith Sector Building Assets
The 2010 Audit found that 84% of respondees had their own buildings of which 71% indicated facilities available to the wider community. From towns to villages, conference facilities to camping fields - Faith Communities provide, administer and often staff building assets right across the Borough.

Northwich and Rural North: Main Street Community Church, Frodsham
In the heart of Frodsham, Tim and his team are a local Faith Community using their building to serve the Community. The Wellspring Café provides a local focus Tuesdays and Thursdays. As a community hub, the building hosts Cheshire Neighbours Credit Union, the CAB, a book stall and Fair Traded goods.


 NEW Faith Audit 2014 Case Studies 
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Winsford and Northwich: Mid Cheshire Foodbank
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Chester: Night Church
Ellesmere Port: Project Andrew
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Rural Communities: Neston Methodist Church
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 Faith Audit 2012 Case Studies 
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Chester Blacon Football Project
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Christians Against Poverty Winsford & Rural East
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Faith Sector Building Assets West Cheshire
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Main Street Community Church, Frodsham
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