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.

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.

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Deana WildgooseCoalville

Taking over buildings and putting them in community hands.

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Why it matters

“All we needed was a space to tackle period poverty”

Our campaign leader Neelam Heera faced continous push-back in her search for something simple – a space to house period products vital for the marginalised communities she worked with. She shares why a Community Power Act is vital in giving initiatives like hers the – literal – room to flourish.

Join our campaign team

We’re Right Here is looking for community changemakers to join our campaign team.

Inayat’s story: bringing community to an abandoned church

Inayat Omarji MBE dedicated 10 years and 5000 hours spearheading the renovation of his local church. Today, All Souls Bolton has gone from an abandoned and vandalised space – to a beautiful hub for community life.

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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.

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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.