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.
Chances4change is a Big Lottery funded project that focuses on improving health and well-being in 5 geographical areas in the country. The project is divided into 3 strands – Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Mental Well-being.Â The team in Southampton are based with WICT at the Ropewalk Community Centre.
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.Â CLEAR also offers ESOL classes, adult learning courses and a work club.
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 email@example.com for info.
A weekly gathering of ladies over 60 for lunch and chat.Â Contact Ranjan Patel for details – t: 023 8036 8636.
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.Â Alex Ivancevic is the local Community Organiser working with WICT to listen to ideas, bring people together and build networks to tackle local issues.Â Contact Alex on 07854 154968 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown Residents’ Association
A collective of residents working together to address issues and improve the neighbourhood.Â For more information contact Pat O’Dell on 07920 133397 or email@example.com
Peopleâ€™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.Â For more information or to contribute your ideas, contact Gulzar on 023 8038 8580 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Friends of Ropewalk Community Garden, the garden is an unique space in the inner-city of Southampton. Email email@example.com
Sure Start is a Government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. Sure Start childrenâ€™s centres bring together early education, childcare, health and family support agencies to offer a wide range of services to meet you and your childâ€™s needs, all in one place.
TheÂ Workersâ€™ Educational Association (WEA)Â the UKâ€™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.Â The WEA in Southampton is based at the Clovelly Centre providing ESOL, Volunteering, Employability Skills, Sewing, IT, Pilates & many more courses.
Southampton and District Woodcraft Folk for children and young people – both girls and boys – is designed to develop self-confidence and activity in society.Â There are four Woodcraft groups in Southampton, including the Ropewalk Elfins (6-9yrs).Â The groups do a wide range of activities including games, art & craft, first aid, hiking, nature study etc.
Please contact Gulzar Sharif on 023 8038 8580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any Community queries.
Courses for parents at Sure Start Central
Courses coming up for parents in the Sure Start Central area include Looking Good Feeling Great, Incredible Babies, Cookery, Fit for Fun, Employability workshops, and Play and Language.March 27, 2017
City Council reduces Rubbish collections
Following the budget decision for 2017/18, Southampton City Council have been developing plans to implement an alternate weekly bin collection scheme in Southampton.
What Next for Transition Southampton?
6.30pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 25th April at Friends Meeting house 1a Ordnance Road, SO15 2AZ. Transition Southampton started in 2008 – promoting the values of sustainable living. Now without enough core members to carry on the meeting will look at our own sustainability. email@example.comApril 25, 2017
Neighbourhood Policing Team Weekly Drop-in
5pm â€“ 7pm, at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road SO14 0DJ. Meet your local policing team, discuss local issues. Ring 101 for any urgent matters.April 27, 2017
Doors: 12:00 / 18:00 – Age Restrictions: 18+ at Guildhall. Take a journey around the world tasting rare craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & The United States. www.livenation.co.uk/southamptonApril 29, 2017