Groundwork celebrating anniversary

Social enterprise Groundwork NE & Cumbria has this month celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Groundwork, which was established in 1985, is dedicated to changing lives and changing places across the region including Northumberland and Cumbria.

The organisation works to provide a wide range of life-enhancing projects including community space improvement programmes, training and work placement schemes, and initiatives to help improve local residents’ wellbeing, health, confidence and self-esteem.

Projects have included the Healthy Parks Healthy Minds is a project which enables residents of south east Northumberland with severe and enduring mental health problems to engage in weekly supported environmental volunteering activities to improve skills and self-esteem.

Kate Culverhouse, Groundwork chief executive, said: “This is a very special year for Groundwork as it celebrates three decades of changing places and changing lives across the north east.”

For more information about Groundwork NE and Cumbria, visit