Neon stands for Networking in East Oldham Neighbourhoods. They are a neighbourhood group that consists of around 60 smaller volunteer run groups. Together they run a centre that is the heart of its local community. In one building many activities take place making it a real community hub. There's a Job Club offering drop in and advice for locals looking for work. Citizens Advice run a drop in advice session. Local people with learning disabilities use the centre for cooking and craft sessions. Neon brings together so many different groups.
Dave is a volunteer and chair of Neon. He is understandably very proud of what happens there. He says Action Together were an invaluable source of help when they were getting started. "We couldn't have got going without their help" says Dave "These days we're more self-sufficient and now we're in position to give something back."