An in-person conference in Newcastle (Royal Station Hotel)
FREE EVENT, Tue 10 October 10am – 3:30pm

Following on from announcing the project conference in Edinburgh this September, we are delighted to present the agenda for the local conference in Newcastle this October.

Community Renewal Trust are now in the fourth year of delivering our whole-person, whole-place, test of systems change – called Lifting Neighbourhoods Together – in two deprived neighbourhoods in Edinburgh (Bingham, Magdalene and the Hays) and Newcastle (Walker).

Building Futures East – a leading charity who promote social change through a range of community-based programmes – are delivering Community Renewal: Lifting Neighbourhoods Together’s methodologies and approach in the neighbourhood of Walker.

Following a continual process of evaluation, they will share the evidence that is starting to emerge alongside the learning specifically in the context of the English system.

You will have an opportunity to hear from the delivery team and meet community members involved in the programme.

Building Futures East will be joined by Community Renewal Trust, who will report highlights from the overall project findings to date.

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10 – 10:30am: Arrival and networking with refreshments

10:30 – 10:35am: Welcome and introductions. 
Helen Holmes, Chief Executive – Building Futures East

10:35 – 11:25: Community Renewal: Lifting Neighbourhoods Together – introducing our whole-person, whole-place approach
John Halliday, Chief Executive – Community Renewal Trust

11:25-11:40 Breakout Groups

11:40 – 12:20: Delivering Community Renewal: Lifting Neighborhoods Together in Walker
Ancha Stoodley, Neighbourhood Transformation Manager – Building Futures East
Claire Laydon-Baptist, Health Case Work Manager – Building Futures East

12:20 – 12:30: Q and A between Claire Laydon-Baptist and Community member

12:30-1:15pm Lunch

1:15 – 1:45: Learning and evaluation from Sheffield Hallam University
Prof. Ian Wilson, Deputy Director – CRESR at Sheffield Hallam

1:45 – 2pm: Support to Volunteering – through the lens of a community member 
Rachael Wallace Lapper, Community member & volunteer

2 – 2:20pm A screening of a film about the project in Walker

2:20 – 2:40 Breakout Groups

2:40 – 3:15pm Panel Discussion with: 
Helen Holmes Chair
Ancha Stoodley, Building Futures East
John Halliday, Community Renewal Trust
Neil Munslow (MBE), Service Manager: Active Inclusion – Newcastle City Council
Suzanne Halliwell. Head of Care and Support – Thirteen Group

3:15 – 3:30pm: Closing statement and thanks
Chris Sayers, Chair of Trustees


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