Losing Control Safari to The Black Prince Trust

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Black Prince Trust

Beaufoy Walk

London

SE11 6AA

United Kingdom

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The Black Prince Trust & Losing Control invites you to re-imagine the way community centres work with and for local communities

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The Black Prince Trust, in partnership with Losing Control, invites you to a day of visioning and imagination around the way community centres work with and for local communities.

This Losing Control safari* will bring together like-minded individuals interested in learning and sharing “warts and all”, getting into the challenges faced by community centres and unanswered questions. Through discussion and reflection, we will re-image the role of community centres in bringing people across communities and backgrounds together as genuine partners for change, making neighbourhoods work for everyone.

There are only 20 spaces available on a first come first serve basis so RSVP your place now!

We will explore and discuss questions around:

  • The current environment/systems around community centres: what are the challenges and opportunities?
  • How can we bring the entire local community into the community centre but ensure that everyone feels genuinely included?
  • How can community centres reflect and engage with all of the community and not just some parts of the community?
  • How can community centres be an asset to everyone in the entire local community?
  • How can community centres respond, innovate, and adapt to the challenges of the 21st century

Who is it for?You may be a:

  • Community Organiser
  • Community Hub Manager
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Leaders
  • Commercial leader interested in working in partnership with community centres

Meet your host:

The Black Prince Trust was established in 2011 when the London Borough of Lambeth designated a 2.5-acre site on the Old Lillian Baylis School as a Community Hub. The site sits at the heart of the Ethelred Estate in Kennington, which is home to close to 4,000 residents. Lambeth and the Trust had a common vision to offer first-class sports and education facilities to the local community and schools. The Trust works in partnership with a number of commercial partners such as PowerLeague and community charity organisations such as Fight4Change, Street Games, Centrepoint, School of Hard Knocks, Vi-ability – Change Foundation to deliver sessions and programmes for the community – many of which are free at the point of use

Indicative schedule:

  • Tour of Black Prince Trust, discover how The Black Prince Trust came to be, and hear from Black Prince Trust’s partners
  • Lunch and networking at the Brixton’s People Kitchen. Please note Lunch is not included but by purchasing a meal/coffee at the Brixton’s People cafe - you will be supporting their charity, Be Enriched. These serve free meals to individuals and families in South London who are unable to do so themselves due to health or poverty or social exclusion.
  • Facilitated discussion around the challenge “What’s next for community centres?”
  • Reflection and feedback

Accessibility:

Unfortunately, some areas of the Black Prince Trust including the meeting room where we will be having group discussions does not have step-free access. Please get in touch with karen@thesocialchangeagency.org if you have any accessibility requirements to discuss further as we do not want accessibility to be a barrier to your participation.

*What is a Losing Control Safari you ask?

  • Visits to organisations, movements, or networks (“the host”) that are really getting to grips with what Losing Control means for them
  • Hosted around an issue or “learn with me” challenge that the host(s) are grappling with
  • For participants, this is a chance to get under the skin and learn ‘warts and all’ about the challenge the host is facing and support the host work through the challenge
  • Nothing quite beats helping others to learn yourself either.
  • Safaris may include guided tours, meeting key stakeholders, interactive workshops, discussions over meals, and more!

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Black Prince Trust

Beaufoy Walk

London

SE11 6AA

United Kingdom

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