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Working with Vulnerable People

Working with Vulnerable PeopleAt FC United all our members are equal and everybody who comes to the match is welcomed as a fan. We naturally set out to make sure we include all members of society in our community work and hope that everybody feels welcome at our matches. We are proud of our commitment to work with different groups of people that can be seen as vulnerable in some contexts but are actually incredibly resilient in others.

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Befriending Older People living alone


For more information about our community & educational work please contact us on 0161 769 2005 or email office@fc-utd.co.uk

4.2 Befriending Older People living alone

When FC United of Manchester did not get their funding renewed for delivering a befriending project for older people in Miles Platting and Newton Heath, we looked around to see who we could form a partnership with so that we could continue to support the volunteers we had recruited who were visiting older people once a week.

We were put in touch with CARITAS Salford who had been running a befriending project called the St Joseph’s Welfare Project in North Manchester for many years.

After a few meetings with CARITAS Salford we arrived at an agreement whereby;

  • Our volunteers transferred over to the CARITAS project so they could continue to get support and the visits they delivered were included among the outputs for the St Joseph’s project
  • Our administrator was seconded to support the St Joseph’s office with administration and IT two days a week
  • We would attempt to increase the volunteer database for working across both organisations

Our commitment to ensuring this project is a success will continue into 2016 and any new developments will be updated on this site.

Intergenerational Project: We have secured funding to work in partnership with Abraham Moss Community School to work with Fathers who may be facing employment difficulties and their sons who may be experiencing difficulties in the formal education setting. The participants will be taught Level 2 English and Maths from a FC United tutor and a tutor from the school and they will then take part in football sessions with an FC United coach. All participants will also be encouraged to attend FC United matches to combat social isolation issues and barriers to family engagement.



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