Community-Minded Ltd.
Inspiring our Community


A little bit about us...

Welcome to Community-Minded Ltd! We are a not-for-profit limited company based in Old Moat Ward, South Manchester dedicated to supporting children and adults with education, play and leisure.

We have two hubs, each with a director:

Managing Director and Childcare Manager - Isabelle Qamar

Senior Director, Learning Hub Manager and
Volunteer Co-Ordinator - Paula O'Reilly

With a management advisory committee made of members of Old Moat community, parents & professionals, our objective is, "Inspiring our Community to flourish and grow"

Community-Minded Ltd. is a not-for-profit community enterprise and registered as a company limited by guarantee, with three directors (one of which is non-executive) and a Management Advisory Committee consisting of eleven members, six of which are parents living in Old Moat.

Our Committee also includes the former Old Moat Sure Start Head of Centre, the former Assistant Head of Old Moat Primary School, a Ward Councillor and a senior manager from Southway Housing Trust.

We are currently in the process of applying for charitable status.
We provide services for adults from our Learning Hub which is based at Old Moat Sure Start Children's Centre. We offer courses, workshops and learning opportunities for adults living in Old Moat and Withington.

We provide services to children from our community hub in Old Moat Primary School. Community-Minded Ltd. offers full childcare services to children aged 9 months to 11 years, including playgroup, out-of-school club, playscheme and holidaycare.

The charity also has a wide range of courses available including a cooking & taste classes, employability courses, a work club, family forum services, debt solution workshops and volunteering support and opportunities. Community-Minded Ltd. also work in partnership with local professional and statutory agencies to offer support and signposting to other services.

We are award winning!

Paula & Isabelle are delighted to announce that Community-Minded Ltd has won the Spirit of Manchester - "Business of the year 2013."

We wish to thank all our volunteers, staff, friends, partners, children & adults from Old Moat Ward and Community-Minded Ltd.