National Community Activists Network
One of the dilemmas in life is how to challenge bigotry without reinforcing it (by pushing people away from us and our viewpoint) .
And it’s made even more difficult in an environment where PC is a pariah.
Given PC is a handy button which seems to release jeers every time bigots press it, we’re clearly in a difficult environment when we try to influence people towards social justice and equalities.
Wikipedia’s definition of of PC suggests it…Continue
Ycan are holding a conference at the St George's Centre Leeds on 12th October.
For full details you will need to search Ycan's own website (It may not be on the YCAN site connected to this Natcan Website), and book as requested.
The event is free and will incorporate the organisations first AGM. If you want to serve on the committee add your name to the list.
NB There are many members who have subscribed to the Ycan Section of the Natcan site who are not otherwise known…Continue
It was reported in the local newspaper (Black Country Express & Star) towards the end of last week that Mike Swain, chief exec of ASAN in Wolverhampton, had died of cancer. I don't know whether he was well known outside of the area, or even in the area by name, but a lot of people locally will have attended events at ASAN over the years. I first went there quite a long time ago when ASAN was developing its services and products, long before 'social enterprise' was…Continue
Added by Kate Gordon on September 25, 2011 at 21:16 — No Comments
Added by Kate Gordon on September 25, 2011 at 20:43 — No Comments
We would like to put in a request for a meeting space for October 8th 2011 @ 5.00pm.
Our group ileto Caribbean Network are involved with a European Partnership of women's groups, which are Austria Germany, Poland and Turkey. This will be most of the Women's groups first visit to the UK.
But try as we have, we have been unable to access a suitable venue for the kick off event ( the reception) so I am putting the post here.
Added by kenyasue Smart on September 24, 2011 at 1:30 — No Comments
"Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities, according to research funded by…Continue
one cheer from the vol sector…Continue
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The Wolverhampton Express & Star mentioned a recent study which looked at community involvement - quite a depressing picture in the West Midlands. I emailed asking them to tell me the name of the study. They haven't replied, but I have since found out it was commissioned by Punch…Continue
Gleeson Homes are proposing to build 108 new homes in Daneshouse & Stoneyholme, 2,3 & 4 bedrooms with driveways, gardens & garages. There will be events next week starting Tues 13th 6-9pm at Burnley Boys & Girls Club, Weds 14th 10am-1pm Ladies Only and 6-9pm at Daneshouse & Stoneyholme Community Centre, Thurs 15th 6-9pm at Colne Rd. Library.
Please feel free to forward this information on
Added by Lynne Blackburn on September 8, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments
"Mr Pickles has also sought to cut reams of red tape on local councils to make it easier and more efficient for them to meet the needs of their residents. The Communities Secretary has scrapped 56 pages of prescriptive statutory guidance on local priorities introduced by the previous Government.
Instead, councils will have…
Added by Kate Gordon on September 5, 2011 at 15:07 — No Comments
a role for community statties?
Added by Kate Gordon on September 4, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
An interesting ten minute listen.
Added by Bren Cook on September 4, 2011 at 13:44 — No Comments
Good luck with that - if it's anything like being a parent governor sitting on a potential pupil exclusion panel! [luckily, I don't speak from bitter experience: the parent/s couldn't be bothered to turn up ..]
other related stuff…Continue
Communication ~ the way to enhance understanding. Food for thought...
Added by Lesley Rodgers on August 28, 2011 at 17:35 — No Comments
Want to respond to the BLF consultation but short of time? You could just send this link to OCS, and say you concur with DSC and the comments below the main article (maybe excluding Walter…Continue
Added by Kate Gordon on August 25, 2011 at 21:10 — No Comments
We've been offered: greed, gangs, the recession, unemployment, bad parenting, cultural disintegration, harsh policing, lax policing, slack sentencing, attitudes, social norms, the media scandal, the banking…Continue
3pm, Summerfield Park, for anyone in or near Brum later.
A bit more practical detail on the Chamberlain Forum site:
Added by Kate Gordon on August 14, 2011 at 1:10 — No Comments
The health profiles give information at local authority level, so give averages. However, used in combination with ward level information produced by the local authority, you can get good snapshots of your own local area.
Added by Kate Gordon on August 14, 2011 at 0:30 — No Comments