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We are an award winning social enterprise


current PROJECTS


The sewing rooms is our current award winning project that manufactures soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private

and corporate clients.

We work particularly closely with groups and individuals who may be isolated, long-term unemployed and at risk of developing mental health problems.

we provide training and employment opportunities in our curtain-making and upholstery workshops.

We do business by putting people and the planet first. We reinvest the money that our business makes into the communities around us. we are able to focus solely on what we do best – using our skills to make our communities better places to live and work.

the Age of inspiration project takes wellbeing to vulnerable adults AGED over 50 years in a fun and interactive way,

CURRENTLY funded by Lancashire county council.

The Sewing Rooms have successfully secured funding from West Lancashire Borough Council's UK Shared Prosperity Fund TO RUN THE "Licence to Sew" qualification for West Lancashire residents to seek a new opportunity to upskill. The program, delivered over ten weeks, encompasses a comprehensive curriculum to meet the specific demands of local SEWING manufacturing businesses.


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Our lives through the queen elizabeth ii reign

"our lives in the queen elizabeth ii reign" WAS an intergenerational project which brings together different generations to share their experiences of life over the past 70 years.

Paula gamester MBE, ceo of connector media cic explains "this project is social history in the making. we are absolutely delighted to have been awarded these funds from the national lottery heritage fund, and its thanks to national lottery players that we can make this happen"

co director maureen fazal explains "this is a truly intergenerational project. we will be engaging with young people and training them to interview older members of our community to capture their stories in a new and inclusive way."



Next Step was a project aimed at improving the wellbeing and resilience of the Cheshire community during the Covid lockdown. With all interaction conducted via weekly Zoom meetings the project supported participants to think about their wellbeing, each week trying out a step in the NHS 5 ways to wellbeing.


Ideas in Motion WAS a project aimed at young people giving them the opportunity to devise and direct their own music video for unsigned under 18 local bands and musicians. workshops in camera skills and production gAve participants valuable life skills and unique experiences; stimulating ideas and creativity, enhancing their problem solving abilities, leading to improved team building

and project management skills.

This music video was directed by Ashleigh Kinder and

Kayleigh Murphy, under 18 girls from Parr in St Helens, Merseyside. Before the project both girls had no experience in shooting video.

Arial Chambers are Matty, Dan and Ste. Based in St Helens, Merseyside the band regularly play local venues.

This project was supported by Renew Parr and Helena Housing


one of our proudest achievements was working alongside

the liberty centre producing a series of 21 videos to mark their 21st anniversary. Over six months we collaborated with the women of the refuge creating a safe and supportive

environment for them to share their experiences.

headstrong WAS a wellbeing project aimed at young women to

help them build confidence and make new connections.

working in collaboration with the award winning total reuse CIC in skelmersdale we produced a series of videos promoting the five ways to wellbeing. this was funded by The Esmée Fairbairn FoundatioN.

the journey is a documenatry project made in collaboration with vulnerable males in st helens, merseyside.

it charts their relationship with mental health

and was funded by comic relief

the inspire programme WAS aimed at women suffering poor mental health. run in association with blackburne house, liverpool.

The Door is a documentary about the pioneering work of the Dual Diagnosis support group in St Helens, Merseyside.

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