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Steve Williams
The Multiplier

Steve Williams

Men on the Edge, Nottinghamshire

Steve Williams

In Bassetlaw, Worksop and the wider north Nottinghamshire area, Men on the Edge brings men together in community to support those dealing with isolation, bereavement and abuse – social factors that can commonly affect men in middle age and later life. Through woodwork, DIY, gardening, fishing and other community-led initiatives, Steve works with a therapeutic approach to help people feel seen, heard and valued.

Ten years ago, Steve transformed a derelict youth club and abandoned land in Worksop into a thriving community centre with 30 dynamic projects. The centre has raised £90,000 towards the local Covid response and has so far distributed 4,500 food and toiletry hampers.

Covid support at Oasis community centre

Steve’s award-winning centre in Worksop has over 10,000 visitors annually. His new centre, The Edge, is purpose-built for men – a response to the lack of opportunities for men to socialise in the area.

Men account for 75% of all suicides in the UK. Steve applied for The Multiplier programme because he wanted to learn how to scale his project so men across the country have a place to go in good times and during a crisis.

The Cares Family recognises the challenges in ensuring men feel welcome and included in community projects – that’s why projects like Men’s Cooking at North London Cares exist. Steve was chosen for The Multiplier because of his dynamic approach to creating better connections and support for men.

The Cares Family is a UK registered company (10236615) and registered charity (no. 1180638). North London Cares is a UK registered company (07737818) and registered charity (1153137). South London Cares is a UK registered company (8757344) and registered charity (1157401). Manchester Cares is a UK registered company (10893107) and registered charity (1176902). Liverpool Cares is a UK registered company (11166325) and registered charity (no. 1177749). East London Cares is a UK registered company (11809555) and registered charity (no. 1186012).

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