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.


Who we are

Driven by community leaders

Sacha BeddingHartlepool

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

Angela FellWigan

Connecting neighbourhoods and helping shift power to communities.

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.

Inayat OmarjiBolton

Working with the whole community to regenerate a disused church.

Deana WildgooseCoalville

Taking over buildings and putting them in community hands.

Why it matters

The campaign’s story so far

We’re Right Here is a monumental ground-up campaign for community power. Here’s the story so far from Director Will Brett.

Why a Community Power Act?

Why We’re Right Here is calling for a Community Power Act, to reset where political power lies in the UK. Here’s what it would mean.

Meet the campaign leaders

Our campaign is driven by seven remarkable community leaders. They’re making a huge difference to their places and neighbours, but in the face of obstacles that simply should not exist. They share what they do, what keeps them going, and why they’re part of We’re Right Here.

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Supported by:

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

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We’re Right Here.

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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.