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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.

 

 

Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS)

The Chinese Association of Southampton exists to promote the Chinese art, culture and traditions to the general public, to improve the quality of life for Chinese people living in and around the city of Southampton and to actively encourage our members to seek a better understanding of other cultural groups in Southampton.

 

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.

 

Hate Crime

Hate crimes and hate incidents are offences and incidents that target a person’s race/nationality; ethnicity; disability; sexual orientation; faith/religion or gender identity.  They are motivated by hostility or prejudice and can have a devastating impact on victims, their family, friends and or the community.

If it’s happening now, or the offender is still nearby, call 999 immediately. If it’s less urgent, call the police on 101.   Or complete the form here.

 

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.

Latest News

Southampton City Council’s Celebrations Grant open for applications

As part of the council’s Community Chest grant scheme, they are offering small grants of up to £500 to enable groups to celebrate St George’s Day (April 2019), the Big Lunch and the Great Get Together (both June 2019).

January 29, 2019

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FREE Sunday lunches in Northam: Community-building project extended into our area

‘Sunday Lunch’ is a city wide charity that provides cooked lunch for adults in Woolston and Shirley. In December, West Itchen Community Trust’s Local Conversation project and Northam Community Link partnered with them to launch one in Northam.

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Events

Community Breakfast Newtown

9.30-11am every Wednesday, free breakfast for adults at Newtown Youth & Community Centre, Graham Rd. t: 023 8033 0007

February 20, 2019

 

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy tour

9.30am – 11.30am Sunday 24 February 2019 at Guildhall Square, Southampton. Free. Have your photo taken and join in cricket activities.

February 24, 2019

 

Seed Swap

12 – 5pm Sunday 3rd March at The Art House SO14 7DW. Entry by donation. Check the Facebook page for more details

March 3, 2019

 

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