Unleash your potential with New Leaf


The first participant to be signed up to New Leaf by Chester Voluntary Action has recently completed his Level 3 Award in Education and Training, delivered by Workers Education Association. He will be using his qualification to deliver a training workshop at Chester Zoo called “Diversity Uncaged”. Dan has cerebral palsy and is passionate about encouraging diversity and equality in the work place. His experiences and qualification will now enable him to do this

Dan has also been involved with a range of volunteering activities both with Chester Voluntary Action and Chester Aid to the Homeless.  He has been an invaluable addition to our team at CVA, ensuring volunteer roles are consistently promoted. Dan has a fantastic sense of humour and a fabulous way with words. He utilises this ability in advertising what volunteer roles are available using our social media channels.

Feedback from John Buchanan from Chester Aid to the Homeless:

“Dan was referred to us through Chester Voluntary Action’s New Leaf Project.   We were initially made aware of his skills and ability, so we were keen on creating a role in our centre to accommodate them.   Dan surpassed our expectations! He has enhanced our social media through his knowledge of video production, creating videos to advertise our services and poster design to publicise other areas of the charity and has created our first newsletter.  His skill set has given our charity a digital boost thus helping us reach a greater audience and raise our profile.”

Below are links to some of his work



For further information regarding New Leaf: http://newleafcheshire.co.uk/

To find out more about getting involved contact dee.gunning@chesterva.org.uk or call 01244 401 272

About New Leaf

New Leaf brings together a diverse range of over 25 partners from across Warrington and Cheshire, including local authorities, learning providers, charities, social landlords, disability support networks to change lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to the local communities and the regional economy.

Led by Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT), New Leaf is funded by the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

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