Birmingham’s Social Inclusion enquiry launched by the Bishop, David Urquhart, sets out ‘key lines of enquiry’ into social exclusion in the city.
With talk of a ‘broken’ society – recent looting and violence on our streets – this Chamberlain Forum Resident University workshop, on 21st September 2011 is for the people and groups who are building society. Building Society is an opportunity for grassroots community and voluntary groups of all sorts to meet and share views of [...]
What’s stopping stronger communities? Places where public services are done with citizens – and not to them? What are the missing rungs on the ladder of local coproduction? Theories of Community Strength is the result of a year long research project into the nuts and bolts of civil society undertaken by Chamberlain Forum and residents [...]
Who’s to blame for the riots that’ve swept our towns and cities in recent nights. What about… me? Where do I fit in the picture? Because the truth is I could have done more…
Chamberlain Forum has been working with Birmingham’s Ladywood Constituency to look at a local food programme for the area as part of its Grow it Eat It Move It Live It initiative. Growing and cooking food locally is a way of residents getting together that will help address some important local issues.
Government’s Citizenship Survey results published today reflect some familiar trends but there are also some surprising findings that support new thinking on empowerment, active citizenship and community cohesion. The figures for April-June 2009 published today show that in England: fewer people (about 1 in 3) feel able to influence local decisions there’s been an even [...]