Making Change Happen
Cre8 is at the heart of a vibrant and flourishing community - Moss Rose Estate
What is Cre8?
Cre8 Macclesfield Youth & Community Programme comprises a charity and a social enterprise business, all based on the Moss Estate in Macclesfield. Cre8 is part of the work of St Barnabas Church on Lyme Avenue - also on the Moss Estate.
You can read more about what we believe and why we do things further down this page...
Why we do things
Cre8 runs activities which help to build community and help people to feel a sense of belonging to their community. These include:
What we do
We try to do things which help to reduce what corrodes and gnaws away at the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of people in our community, such as
Cre8 is an organisation with foundations in Christian principles. We believe people's lives can be changed by building community, treating each other with care, forgiveness and respect.
Our vision is for people to be able to free themselves from things that hold them back like poor health, damaged relationships and unemployment, and to get access to good things like friendship, education and training, work, and fun.
We work locally to achieve profound change as part of a wider movement for social justice and equality.
Our values are:
Our history and relationship with St Barnabas Church
Cre8 began in 2005 as an initiative of Churches Together in Macclesfield, supported by a wide number of local Churches including St Barnabas' Church on Lyme Avenue on the estate.
Formal links were established with St Barnabas in 2011 when Cre8 Macclesfield became an independent charity with St Barnabas appointing three of Cre8's trustees.
The work of Cre8 is now part of the community outreach of St Barnabas, and a number of its activities take place within the church building and on its premises.
Read about how Cre8 is making change happen with young people and adults involved with the project. These are their stories.
Click here to visit the Stories section.