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“I’ve seen what can happen when communities have control”: Annoushka Deighton joins We’re Right Here
We’re delighted to welcome Annoushka Deighton as our newest community leader.
Born and bred in Camden, Nazma wanted to make a difference in her community. In this interview she explains how Camden Giving’s participatory grantmaking has supported her to do just that, and why a Community Power Act would help people like her to do more for their community.
David Barclay tells us how communities are stepping in where government support is absent and introduces Warm Welcome Spaces – a campaign turning poverty and isolation into warmth and local connection.
Our campaign director Will Brett on using language to burst the political bubble and how community leaders made their mark on a busy conference season.
For over 20 years, the Wharton Trust has supported people in the Dyke House area of Hartlepool – one of the most deprived wards in the UK. At the core of its ethos is social action and community organising, providing people with the tools to change things for themselves.
Charlotte Hollins tells the story behind the UK’s first community-owned farm, after 8000 people bought shares to save Fordhall from being taken over.
From sports to socialising, this local patch of green space provides crucial space for people to come together.
We were about to take ownership of this vital site at the heart of our community and develop it according to the community’s real needs. And that’s when things went wrong.
A Community Power Act would mean our community’s real and intense need for a more cost-effective and accessible community transport service would get the attention and funding it requires.