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Homelessness and Community 
The issue is not one of house-lessness, rather homelessness. Putting a roof over someone’s head does not provide them with the sense of acceptance and belonging that is needed to find a home. Homelessness and community have to be understood together.
The SDGs Game
The 2030 SDGs Game participants wake up to the systemic impact they already have. They see ways they can take action to make positive change that they previously had not considered.
Love Thy Neighbour pack
The Love Thy Neighbour pack is designed to help and inspire you to reach out to the people around you. Whether you have just moved into your area, are struggling to connect with your neighbours, or have lived in your street for years.
Kindness in public policy?
Talk about kindness and public policy in the same breath and you get one of several reactions including embarrassment, dismissal, irritation. However kindness matters and it makes a huge difference.
Community empowerment through crowdfunded investment 
How investment crowdfunding models can be used to fund projects which are owned and run by the communities they serve, enabling community-led regeneration and boosting local resilience.
A citizen engagement platform for local governments. It helps reach more citizens, manage their ideas efficiently, and make decisions based on real-time data. It introduces local democracies to the digital age.
Self-Reliant Groups
Small groups of people who come from a shared economic and/or social background to support each other, develop friendships, save, share skills, start small businesses.
Swords into ploughshares
In an event organised by Bonny Downs Baptist Church in East London, 800 Londoners joined forces to chant ‘no to violence’ and melt down knives seized from London’s streets to make new garden tools and sculpture for display in a community garden.
What makes your neighbourhood work? 
Finding and mobilizing a neighbourhood’s assets. An overview of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and its four essential elements.
One in five Britons have nobody to open up to about problems 
Men are more likely than women to feel they don’t have someone they can confide in: a quarter (24%) say they have no one to turn to, compared to 17% of women.

Events (3 found)

Social Housing Scottish Annual Conference - Glasgow
@The Studio, 67 Hope Street Glasgow G2 6AE
Bringing together 200 plus finance directors and business leaders from across the Scottish housing sector to learn how to stay ahead in this new financial, economic and political landscape. Leading speakers will take the stage to deliver hard-hitting presentations, panel debates and fireside chats covering the most crucial topics including the implications of Brexit, 50,000 homes target – progress and next steps, regulatory framework, funding and investment opportunities, tenant challenges, governance as well as taking a look into the future post 2021.
On earth as it is in heaven - HeartEdge conference 2019 - Edinburgh
@Parish Church of St Cuthbert 5 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH1 2EP
The HeartEdge Conference is a practical, two-day intensive of ideas, theology and connecting. It includes workshops on enterprise and commerce, launching cultural projects, developing congregations and sustaining community response, plus time to make connections and find encouragements. This two-day intensive will pack in lots and prioritise practical input and resources. HeartEdge welcomes US theologian Winnie Varghese, asset-based community worker Cormac Russell, and The Right Rev Colin Sinclair (Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland), The Most Reverend Mark Strange (The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church) and Dr Sara Parvis (Senior Lecturer in Patristics, University of Edinburgh) in conversation with Sheena McDonald on the theme of Renewing the Church.
Can you build communities through food? - London
@Tate Modern Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen at the Terrace Bar Bankside London SE1 9TG
Discussion about the power of food for social change and building communities Food unites and brings people together. This discussion shares the stories, strategies and perspectives of inspirational people who have harnessed the power of food for social change. From breaking down barriers and creating meaningful connections, challenging stereotypes, championing marginalised groups and celebrating the diversity of culinary culture. Join Jess Thompson (Migrateful) to share stories on food forming friendship and cultural exchange, through supporting migrant and refugees. Asma Khan, founder of Darjeeling Express and celebrated chef and force for social change, discusses her all-female kitchen and tackling stigmas surrounding the status of female chefs. While Kavita Meelu reflects on how food can challenge culinary norms and celebrate cultural diversity, opening new ways for people to connect.

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