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Community

 

West Itchen Community Trust works with a wide range of national organisations and local community groups to support the regeneration of inner-city Southampton, some of them are listed here.

 

 

CLEAR (City Life Education & Action for Refugees)

CLEAR aims to improve the quality of life for refugees and asylum seekers in Southampton, providing free advice and supporting people to access local services to which they are entitled.  CLEAR also offers ESOL classes, adult learning courses and a work club.

 

Creative Options

Creative Options is a voluntary organisation offering support, mentoring, & training to people with mental health issues living in Southampton, their carers, relatives and friends. Contact Frances Heather on 07850 189069 or at frances.anne@btinternet.com for info.

 

Locality

Locality is the leading nationwide network of community organisations, and funded by the Cabinet Office, is training 500 senior community organisers and 4500 volunteer organisers to work in local communities.  Alex Ivancevic is the local Community Organiser working with WICT to listen to ideas, bring people together and build networks to tackle local issues.  Contact Alex on 07854 154968 or alex@wict.co.uk

 

Locality is the leading nationwide network for community-led organisations. – See more at: http://locality.org.uk/#sthash.gzwCT0m3.dpuf

People’s Health Trust

People’s Health Trust believes in a society without health inequalities and works to ensure that where you live does not unfairly reduce the length of your life, or the quality of your health. The People’s Health Trust are working in partnership with WICT to develop a local conversation and plan for the area.  For more information or to contribute your ideas, contact Gulzar on 023 8038 8580 or at g.sharif@wict.co.uk

 

Ropewalk Community Garden

Ropewalk Community Garden is open every week day between 9am-5pm and people are welcome to garden, grow food, play or relax. Cared for by the Ropewalk Garden Committee, the garden is an unique space in the inner-city of Southampton. Email ropewalkgarden@gmail.com

 

Southampton Voluntary Services

Southampton Voluntary Services is the umbrella body for local voluntary and community groups working in Southampton.  They provide a wide range of services including specialist support, advice and training to members and information for individuals and organisations on volunteering in the city. t: 023 80228291

 

SureStart Southampton

Sure Start is a Government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. Sure Start children’s centres bring together early education, childcare, health and family support agencies to offer a wide range of services to meet you and your child’s needs, all in one place.

 

WEA

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)  the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland.  The WEA in Southampton is based at the Clovelly Centre providing ESOL, Volunteering, Employability Skills, Sewing, IT, Pilates & many more courses.

 

Please contact Gulzar Sharif on 023 8038 8580 or email info@wict.co.uk for any Community queries.

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Events

Dog Jog Southampton

2:00pm – 4:00pm, on Southampton Common. Bring along your four-legged friend and have a bark in the park at Southampton’s Dog Jog this summer! Dog Jog is a unique 5k jogging event for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. www.dogjog.co.uk/southampton/

July 23, 2017

 

Southampton Women’s Forum Coffee Morning – Fire Safety

10am – 12noon, at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Rd, Southampton, SO14 ODJ. Laura Cane-Andrews, Southampton Community Safety Officer from Hampshire Fire and Rescue service will provide general safety information to reduce the risk of fire at home. e: southampton.womens.forum@gmail.com

July 25, 2017

 

T.U.V.A.A. Advice & Support Centre

10am – 12noon Fridays at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road SO14 0DJ. Open to All. Support & advice services include: housing & benefit application support, job seeking and application support, visa/passport application support, •professional advice and signposting, community cafe .Contact: tuvaaadvice@gmail.com

July 28, 2017

 

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