People should have the power to shape the places where they live.

Our argument

During Covid, we woke up to the power of community.

But it’s not new. People have long been working together to support each other, create good local jobs and improve their areas.

And by doing so, communities help to tackle some of the biggest problems facing us.

Problems like inequality, local decline, loneliness and mistrust.

So why is making a difference still such an uphill struggle?

We’re stuck in a system which isn’t working anymore.

Where power is held by remote institutions and distant politicians.

They’re looking for answers, but they’re looking in the wrong places.

We need to trust the people who know their areas.

We need to put power in the hands of our communities.

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?
WE'RE RIGHT HERE.


Who we are

Driven by community leaders

Sacha BeddingHartlepool

Running a place to meet in one of Britain’s most challenged neighbourhoods.

Neelam HeeraBirmingham

Tackling health inequalities at the heart of community.

Charlotte HollinsShropshire

Managing the country's first community-owned farm.

Andy JacksonSheffield

Building community in Heeley for 25 years.

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Inayat OmarjiBolton

Working with the whole community to regenerate a disused church.

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Deana WildgooseCoalville

Taking over buildings and putting them in community hands.

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Claude HendricksonLeeds

Supporting people to build their own homes.

Trina RobsonBarrow

Co-designing services with local people in Barrow.

Vision &
Mission

Our Vision People should have the power to shape their places and communities should have the rights and tools they need to come together and take control of their own futures. Our Mission The We’re Right Here campaign is working to build a united movement for community power, spanning places and communities across the UK as well as the political spectrum.
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Why it matters

What Michael Gove’s return means for us

With Michael Gove back in charge of “levelling up”, we’re reflecting on our campaign for community power, the progress we’ve made and the tension that sits at its heart.

Can you help us build our movement?

We’re Right Here is seeking support from an individual, consultant, contractor or agency with advanced expertise in community-building, organising and campaigning to significantly enhance our ‘movement-building’ efforts.

What ever happened to ‘taking back control’?

Six years ago, the country voted to leave the European Union. Now, as yet another prime minister prepares to enter Downing Street, We’re Right Here has been asking: whatever happened to ‘taking back control’?

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Supported by:

Power to Change logo New Local logo The Cares Family logo Locality logo Local Trust Logo
Young Foundation logo Peoples Health Trust logo Friends Provident Foundation logo Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Looking for answers?
We’re Right Here.
hello@right-here.org

Press:
press@right-here.org
07979 696 265

We’re Right Here is currently a campaign centred on English legislation. But we are keen to explore how we can build the movement in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Please get in touch if you would like to help.