Southwark Community Action Network

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Keeping our great borough connected, and developing the tools to cultivate local activism

About this Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our social action session last week. In the session we held a number of polls to gather some formative ideas on how we could continue to engage and support all the work you're doing after lockdown.

Community southwark are looking to build an inclusive, community action based network centred on the needs of its members.

We will be looking to hear feedback and ideas on the best ways to communicate and engage with our communities. This session will also focus on sharing tips and experiences of handling the Covid-19 lockdown from our communities and mutual aid groups, what we can do to encourage our new (and old) volunteers to continue to stay involved in their community after lockdown ends, and how the community can engage in societies most pressing issues, like the Black Lives Matter movement, in a profound and meaningful way.

The ultimate goal of the session is to keep our great borough connected and make a better future for our communities. This will be the first of many events in the future that will aim to address topical issues and provide practical ways that people can get involved.

Who is this event for?

This event is for Southwark's volunteers (whether thats for an organisation or you are volunteering your time in your community but are not affiliated with an organisations, mutual aid groups.

This online event is the first meeting dedicated solely to social action and volunteering. We are following on from the success of our session in the Cross-Sector and Community Conference we held on 28th May this year, however, you do not have to have attended this event to come along to this or understand the content.

Draft Agenda


Welcome, Introduction and Overview (5 Minutes)


What we’re doing to help you (5 minutes)

Myles Thorpe - Engagement Officer, Community Southwark


Southwark Voice – Representing our Communities (5 Minutes)

Chris Mikata-Pralat – CEO, Community Southwark


Should I Register My Group as a Charity? (10 Minutes)

Deborah Hayman, Director of Partnerships and Development


Should I Register My Group as a Tenants and Residents Association (TRA)?

Deborah Hayman, Director of Partnerships and Development (10 Minutes)


Q&A –

Your opportunity to ask our speakers your questions


FEATURE: Breakout Rooms


Quick Recap


Closing remarks and feedback forms



Further Information

This event will be a virtual community discussion and will be held on Zoom. We will send a link/ Meeting ID and Password for the meeting 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Due to security reasons, we are unable to provide these details earlier than this specified time frame.

Prior to the meeting, we will share with you some possible ideas to give you an idea of the kind of things we can help with, and allow you to come prepared with some ideas and criticisms if you want to give them.

Please ensure you check the inbox and junk folder of the email address you used to register your attendance to recieve correspondece from us relating to this event.

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