Introduction

You’re Welcome is a ten-year plan set up by Barnwood Trust. It’s all about creating more welcoming and inclusive communities across Gloucestershire to help people do the things they enjoy, and get to know more people where they live. You’re Welcome is for everyone, from all walks of life, and that includes people for whom life can sometimes be tricky.

The You’re Welcome Workshops offer free, fun and inspiring experiences to support you to grow more welcoming and inclusive communities. Join us for one, or a series, of workshops which are all designed to enable you and the people you live among to get better connected. The workshops are open to everyone living and working in Gloucestershire, and are offered free of charge.

Phase six is running September 2016 - January 2017.

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Programme

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Understanding how people are excluded

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Wednesday 19th October 2016, 1pm – 4pm

Subscription Rooms (George Room), Kendrick Street, Stroud GL5 1AE

 

Thursday 17th November 2016, 1pm - 4pm

Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown GL3 2JH


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This workshop explores how people in our communities experience exclusion, especially those living with an impairment. Through sharing stories and conversations you will gain a deeper understanding of how exclusion affects people. The workshop facilitators will create a safe space to explore the issues, and reflect on our learning.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• More knowledge of how exclusion affects others

• More confidence in your ability to include yourself and others

This workshop is delivered by a team of people who are passionate about raising awareness about the effects of exclusion. The trainers all have lived experience of impairments.

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Book for Wednesday 19th October

Book for Thursday 17th November

 

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Conversations that include everyone

Workshop duration

2h15

 

When and where

Thursday 3rd November 2016, (10.15am registration) 10.30am – 1pm

Hester's Way Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham GL51 7SU

Friday 16th December 2016, (10.15am registration) 10.30am - 1pm

Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Colin Road, Gloucester GL4 3JL


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This workshop aims to support you to have more conversations, more involvement and more fun with people who have some difficulty with talking. You will learn practical ideas and techniques that will help you to communicate effectively and more confidently with people with a range of communication impairments.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Increased your understanding of what it’s like to live with a communication impairment

• Learned how to apply new techniques to communicate effectively

• Increased your confidence in communicating with people who have some difficulty with talking

This workshop is facilitated by people with communication impairments living in Gloucestershire.

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Book for Thursday 3rd November

Book for Friday 16th December

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Asset-Based Community Development and Community Building Practice

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Tuesday 4th October 2016, 10am – 4pm

Tewkesbury Baptist Church, Station Road, Tewkesbury GL20 5DR

 

Monday 7th November 2016, 10am - 4pm

Cornerstone Centre, 1 Severn Road, Cheltenham Gl52 5QA


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In this workshop we will introduce you to community building practice, which lies at the heart of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). You will discover tools and techniques that local people can use to discover the hidden skills and strengths in their own community. We will also explore how those local assets can be connected together to build safer, healthier and more inclusive communities. You’ll also hear stories of how people across Gloucestershire are developing their practice in ABCD, enabling friends and neighbours to get together to do the things they love, and make a difference to where they live.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Gained knowledge about community building practice

• Identified actions that you can take personally to develop your community building practice

• More confidence to talk about examples of ABCD in action

This workshop will be delivered by ABCD enthusiasts from across Gloucestershire. Course content has been developed by Cormac Russell, Managing Director of Nurture Development, and faculty member of the ABCD Institute(www.nurturedevelopment.org).

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Book for Tuesday 4th October

Book for Monday 7th November

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Working with people and groups

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Wednesday 28th September 2016, 1pm - 4pm

Roots Coffee & Community, 69 Alvin Street, Kingsholm, Gloucester GL1 3EH


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This workshop will introduce you to Community Animation, an approach that is useful for anyone involved in clubs, groups or meetings in their community. Community Animation offers tools and ideas to ensure the quietest voices are included in conversations, friendships are formed, and connections are made between people. During this session you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in managing the energy of a group, understand relationships and include those who often get left out.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Developed your knowledge of how to support the development of a group, gathering or get-together

• Increased your confidence in managing the energy of groups, ensuring everyone is included

• Understood how to apply Community Animation tools and techniques

This workshop is delivered by Community Animation enthusiasts from across Gloucestershire.

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Book for Wednesday 28th September

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Working with people and groups - deepening your skills

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Wednesday 30th November 2016, 10am – 4pm

The Pavillion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6PN


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For anyone interested in further developing their skills in working with groups, this workshop will give you the chance to continue to build your confidence in using Community Animation tools. During the workshop you will learn more about your role in supporting the ‘life of the group’, and how to work with the group’s energy. This session is ideal for those who have already experienced some Community Animation, and are starting to use the tools and techniques with groups they are involved in or members of.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Deepened your knowledge and skills of how to support the development of a group, gathering or get-together

• Improved your confidence in using Community Animation to manage the energy of groups, ensuring everyone is included  

• Understood how to apply more Community Animation tools and techniques

We recommend that participants have taken part in our workshop on “Working with people and groups” (see above) before taking part in this workshop.

This workshop is delivered by Community Animation enthusiasts from across Gloucestershire.

 

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Book now for Wednesday 30th November

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Inspiring community spaces

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Thursday 12th January 2017, 10am – 1pm

Roots Coffee & Community, 69 Alvin Street, Kingsholm, Gloucester GL1 3EH 


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In this workshop we’ll explore what an inspiring community space means to you, and what you can do to create one. Creating spaces to have fun, play, learn and work with our neighbours enables us to deepen our connections with each other. Through this workshop we’ll share inspiring examples of what can be achieved when people come together, and we’ll explore some key ideas that can help shape community spaces where everyone is welcome. This workshop will be held in a unique venue, where we will be joined by some of those involved in setting up or running the space.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Gained a deeper knowledge of what makes a community space welcoming and inclusive

• Explored how to apply these ideas and design principles in order to create inclusive community spaces

• Increased your confidence to contribute to creating a welcoming community space in your neighbourhood

The course is facilitated by Lawrence Miller, who is part of the You’re Welcome team and works for Barnwood Trust (www.barnwoodtrust.org).

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Book now for Thursday 12th January

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Growing a strengths based culture

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Thursday 24th November 2016, 10am – 1pm

The Ed-shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, 99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG


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In this workshop we will explore how people have approached developing a strengths based culture in their workplace; from helping people to recognise their character strengths in appraisals, through to establishing new practices that result in different and creative ways of working. We’ll learn about the challenges and the successes as people learn to share personal skills that go beyond their job role. We’ll also reflect on the steps you can take to move towards a strengths based culture in the organisations you work in.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Gained knowledge about the role professionals play in ABCD

• Developed a shared understanding of what a strengths based culture is

• Improved your confidence to grow a strengths based culture in the workplace 

This workshop is facilitated by Bridget Grenville- Cleave, a leading practitioner of Positive Psychology in the UK (www.workmad.co.uk).

 

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Book for Thursday 24th November

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Discovering each other's strengths

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Friday 7th October 2016, 10am - 1pm

The Activities Room, Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX

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Many of us find it hard to talk about the things we are good at, so in this workshop we’ll learn how to discover each other’s strengths, skills and passions through asking different types of questions. Through learning more about ourselves and each other, we’ll discover shared interests and connections that will lead to new relationships being formed.   

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • • More knowledge of how to discover other people’s strengths

    • Practised asking different types of questions that focus on an individual’s strengths, skills and passions

    • Increased your confidence to talk about your own strengths and those of others

This workshop is facilitated by Bridget Grenville-Cleave, a leading practitioner of Positive Psychology in the UK (www.workmad.co.uk).

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Book for Friday 7th October

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Help with travel

If you have a physical disability or mental health challenge and are living in Gloucestershire on a low income, you may be able to apply for help with your travel costs to attend the You're Welcome Workshops.

Thee is an application for you to complete, which should also be signed by an appropriate professional who is able to confirm your disability. You will also need to work out your travel costs.

To allow us time to process your request, your application form must be returned to us at least one week before your first workshop.

For a copy of the application form or more information please contact our Grants Manager, using the details below:

Email: emma.hughes@barnwoodtrust.org

Call: 01452 611292

Write: Ullenwood Manor Farm, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QT

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