Stork Peer Support

We run Peer Support groups, Stay and Play sessions and Family Holiday club sessions to connect parents and children together over shared experiences, languages and culture. We have successfully run 4 peer support groups since 2021, connecting over 50 families across Longsight, Gorton, Harpurhey and Langworthy (Salford). 

Our sessions are informal, friendly and welcoming – making you feel at home in a non-judgemental space. Our sessions give children and their families an opportunity to bond and have fun together, away from the stresses of home. 

Our longest-running group – Longsight Little Lions – now has regular visitors from Afrocats to do dance and exercise and Sure Start centre/Family hub outreach workers and health professionals to talk about physical and mental health and more. The group is on every Thursday from 12-1pm at Longsight Church of the Nazarene, Longsight, M13 0LG

Our Stay and Play sessions at Emmanuel Centre, Salford are held every week on a Wednesday from 10.30-11.45 am all year round, with special messy play sessions on in the holidays. We have toys and resources for 0-4 years old and everyone is welcome. The sessions are £1 including snacks and brews. 

Our Family Holiday club is run at Emmanuel Centre in the school holidays – fun, low-cost events for all the family. This year we have had Pancake day fun, Easter crafts and egg and spoon races, A bug day with Safari Phil, a badge making session with an artist, a beach day in the summer and a spooky Halloween morning! We will be hosting a special Christmas event on Friday 15th December with a visit from Santa.