The Centre Discusses

The Centre Discusses is a fortnightly webinar series from The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment which connects community investment leaders and practitioners from around the UK with a range of relevant and inspiring speakers.

The speakers will come from within and outside the sector, and will speak on a wide range of topics, from showcasing innovative community investment work to bringing us opportunities for collaboration, and keeping us ahead of the curve on the latest trends and challenges which affect our work.

The programme will be varied and will aim to cover as many exciting topics as possible, so the webinars in this series are open to anyone working in community investment, and social housing in general where relevant.

Visit The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment website to find out more about their work.

Upcoming webinars

'Connecting across cultural differences’

Wednesday 27 October, 10:00-11:00am

This edition of The Centre Discusses shines a spotlight on organisations who are doing valuable work bringing together different parts of the communities they work with.

We will hear from Radius housing association and TIDES; two organisations working in Northern Ireland across the historically divided social housing sector.  Both organisations’ work has a focus on the promotion of community cohesion through good relations projects. Housing providers are often at the forefront of this type of work, particularly when delivering the new build programme and the NI Government supported “Housing For All” Initiative, which aims to promote integration through diverse and cohesive new communities.

We’ll also hear from Near Neighbours, who work across England bringing people together in communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse. We’ll hear about how they work and Places of Welcome, their leadership work, grants, and ‘community conversations’ methodology, a model for holding the types of conversations that help different parts of the community connect with each other.

Speakers:

  • Grainne Mullin, Community Investment Manager at Radius Housing
  • Jude Thompson Black, Good Relations Trainer and Mediator at TIDES Training
  • Liz Carnelley, Director of Partnerships at Near Neighbours

 To attend the webinar, please register in advance on Zoom via the button below.


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Webinar programme

'Connecting across cultural differences’

Wednesday 27 October, 10:00-11:00am

Speakers:

  • Grainne Mullin, Community Investment Manager at Radius Housing
  • Jude Thompson Black, Good Relations Trainer and Mediator at TIDES Training
  • Liz Carnelly, Director of Partnership at Near Neighbours

Stigma and Social Housing in England

Wednesday 10 November , 10:00-11:00am

Speakers: Dr. Mercy Denedo (Durham University) & Dr. Amanze Ejiogu (University of Leicester)


Ian Byrne MP on the #RightToFood

Wednesday 24 November , 10:00-11:00am

Speakers: Ian Byrne MP


For more information on the events listed please contact Adam Chester.