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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.

 

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

M27 Southampton Junctions Improvement Scheme

Southampton City Council are consulting on a proposal to improve the route into and out of Southampton via the A3024 corridor between the M27 Junction 8 and Six Dials junction, aiming to reduce delays on the M27 between junctions 5 and 8. Details are available now and an opportunity to comment.

September 20, 2017

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Community Safety Survey – Have your say!

What are your thoughts on the state of safety in Southampton? What things make you feel safe and what do you think can be done to improve safety in the city? Complete the survey to inform future plans and priorities.

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Events

Northam Breakfast Club

Free breakfast for adults – Yes free! 9.30am every Monday at Northam Community Centre. Available for you are: Continental breakfast, English Breakfast (without pork), Muslim oriented breakfast. Please contact Charlie 02380231190 or Abdoulie 07413180372

September 25, 2017

 

QEII- A 50 Year Celebration

11am-12noon Monday at SeaCity. ÂŁ5 (ÂŁ4 Conc) Pre-book 023 8083 4536. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the most legendary ocean liner of our time- Queen Elizabeth II. Join maritime author Chris Frame for a journey through her illustrious history. Price is for talk only & does not include museum admission.

 

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

10.30am – 1pm Monday. Central Library will again host their annual Macmillan coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to help make sure no one faces cancer alone. With plenty of drinks, cakes and conversation pop in and say hello!

 

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