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 five is running April - July 2016.

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Programme

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Understanding how people are excluded

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 1pm – 4pm

Oakley Community Resource Centre, Cheltenham GL52 5QJ

 


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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 Tuesday 5th July

 

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Conversations that include everyone

Workshop duration

2h15

 

When and where

Wednesday 11th May 2016, 10.30am – 1pm

Longlevens Library, Church Road, Longlevens GL2 0AJ


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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 Wednesday 11th May

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Asset-Based Community Development and Community Building Practice

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Tuesday 12th April 2016, 10am – 4pm

St George's Church Centre, Brockworth GL3 4ET

 

Friday 20th May 2016, 10am - 4pm

St Luke's Church Hall, Cheltenham GL53 7HP


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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 12th April

Book for Friday 20th May

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Working with people and groups

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Thursday 28th April 2016, 10am – 1pm

Tewkesbury Abbey Parish Hall, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ

 

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 10am - 1pm

Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Centre for Deaf People, Barnwood GL4 3JL


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This introductory workshop is ideal for local people involved in clubs and groups in their community. You’ll experience using Community Animation which 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 learn how to hone 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:

• Understood how to apply community animation tools and techniques

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

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

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

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Book for Thursday 28th April

Book for Wednesday 25th May

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Working with people and groups - deepening your skills

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Wednesday 13th July 2016, 10am – 4pm

The Friendship Cafe, Gloucester GL4 6PR


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

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 for Wednesday 13th July 

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Inspiring community spaces

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Tuesday 19th April 2016, 10am – 1pm

Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral, College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX


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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 for Tuesday 19th April

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The role organisations play in community building

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Thursday 9th June 2016, 10am – 4pm

 

Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE


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This workshop aims to explore what role paid professionals and their organisations have in nurturing Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). We’ll explore the challenges facing professionals in identifying what organisations need to stop doing to create space for community led action to grow, as well as what can be done to support it. We’ll review examples of what has worked well in nurturing ABCD in Gloucestershire, especially in terms of our own practice. We’ll also consider what practice needs to be changed, and explore how we can support each other to make that change happen.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• Gained knowledge about the role professionals play in ABCD

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

• More confidence to talk about examples of how professionals have supported ABCD

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

 

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Book for Thursday 9th June

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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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