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 seven is running April - July 2017.

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Programme

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Understanding how people are excluded

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Thursday 27th April 2017, 1pm – 4pm

Brockworth Community Centre, Court Road, Brockworth GL3 4ET

 

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YE


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This workshop explores exclusion and inclusion - how it happens and how it impacts on people. We will explore through stories and conversation what we can all do to include people, especially those living with an impairment or disability.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• More awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and impairments

• More awareness of how exclusion affects people with disabilities and impairments

• More confidence to include people

The team of trainers all live with impairments/disabilties; they are passionate that people are seen as individuals, looking past the disability/impairment. The trainers want people to be seen for what they can do, encouraged to get out and welcomed into the community.

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• More awareness of how exclusion affects people with disabilities and impairments

 

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Conversations that include everyone

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Thursday 11th May 2017, (10.15am registration) 10.30am – 1.30pm

Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Colin Road, Gloucester GL4 3JL

 

Tuesday 18th July 2017, (12.45am registration) 1pm - 4pm

Tewkesbury YMCA, 97 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS


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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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Asset-Based Community Development and Community Building Practice

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 10am – 4pm

Chantry Centre, 34-36 Long Street, Dursley GL11 4JB

 

Thursday 8th June 2017, 10am - 4pm

Memorial Hall Pavillion, Oak Street, Lechlade GL7 3AY

 

Wednesday 21st June 2017, 10am - 4pm

The Latchen Rooms, Latchen Hill, Longhope GL17 0QA


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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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Working with people and groups

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Thursday 18th May 2017, 1pm - 4pm

The Oasis Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham GL51 7SY

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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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Working with people and groups - deepening your skills

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Wednesday 5th July 2017, 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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Inspiring community spaces

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Tuesday 9th May 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Tewkesbury Abbey Parish Hall & Touching Souls Tearooms, Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ

 

Tuesday 6th June 2017, 10am - 1pm

Cirencester Baptist Church, Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YE 


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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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Crowdfunding

Workshop duration

3 hours

 

When and where

Tuesday 11th July 2017, 10am - 1pm

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

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This workshop is about crowdfunding for projects in your community. Come and find out everything you want to know about crowdfunding but were too afraid to ask. In this workshop we will cover what you need to do to make it a success, and what crowdfunding platforms are out there. You will also learn how to map out your physical and digital networks to make the most of them for your campaigns, and understand how to use rewards and incentives to build support. Learning will take place in a fun environment where we will get to work on a 'real life' crowdfunding campaign, and unpick the campaigns that have been difficult to get off the ground.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

• More knowledge of how crowdfunding works

• Learned how to use physical and digital networks for your campaigns

• Increased your confidence to use crowdfunding for your own campaigns

This workshop is facilitated by Esther Foreman, founder of The Social Change Agency (www.thesocialchangeagency.org).

 

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Sustaining a culture of hope

Workshop duration

1 day

 

When and where

Tuesday 13th June 2017, 10am - 4pm

Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown GL3 2JH

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Hope is critical for us to overcome challenges and dilemmas, both in our personal lives and in our communities. We rarely ask ourselves how hopeful we are and what we can do to build hope. This workshop explores what is needed to enable a hopeful organisation or community to thrive. Together we will discuss how other cultures have developed traditions that build hope. We will also consider how through identifying the gifts of individuals we can bring people together to build hope by acknowledging accomplishments and difficulties on the path towards creating healthly communities.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • • More knowledge of how to develop hope in your community or organisation

    • More knowledge of how to identify the gifts of individuals

    • More confidence to engage others on how we can build hopeful communities and workplaces

This workshop is delivered by community building enthusiasts from across Gloucestershire.

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Book for Tuesday 13th 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.

There 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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