Manor House PACT was a £1 million, 3 year project, introduced to help shape a sustainable future for the people of Manor House. The project was part of The Big Lottery Fund’s Communities Living Sustainably programme which which was introduced to help make climate change more visible and relevant to local communities across England.
To find out more, please read our detailed project impact report here, which details the story of what was achieved.
PACT’s main aim was to work on making the Manor House area a much more environmentally friendly place and a ‘Greener’ neighbourhood to be a part of. Through the PACT project we have worked with local communities, schools and residents groups to reduce waste, tackle air pollution in the area and get local people active in taking action to live more sustainably.
The Manor House PACT project explored how local people and our urban community could develop their resilience to the consequences of climate change such as increased energy demand, food scarcity and air pollution.
We believe developing resilience encompassed:
- Living more sustainably by managing natural resources such as energy, water and food wisely
- Strengthening social networks and communities
- Creating new economic opportunities for local people
- Improving physical, emotional and mental health
We aimed to enable local people, businesses and communities to thrive by being prepared for changes to our climate, adapting how they live and connecting with each other in new and different ways. The project partners included the two local councils, housing providers, a private sector house builder, voluntary agencies, individuals and social enterprises.