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It's Our Community Conference

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In partnership with Citizen Network & Neighbourhood Democracy Movement

The future of care and support is in our neighbourhoods. The current system isn’t working - but we know the solutions we need:

Rooted in neighbourhood - The response to the COVID pandemic revealed the enormous capacity of citizens to provide mutual support and keep each other safe.

• Peer powered - There are new ways of working for citizens and professionals, cutting out bureaucracy, trusting citizens and empowering frontline workers.

• Creative - Support must be personalised so everyone can be included as an equal in the life of the community - cherishing our wonderful diversity.

• Built on human rights - Everyone must have freedom, meaningful entitlements and the chance to participate and contribute in their own way.

• Investing in community - We need to invest in our citizens, families and communities and stop the wasteful export of people, money and talent from our neighbourhoods.

Citizen Network and the Neighbourhood Democracy Movement invite you to join us in a Well-Being Agora - a space to meet the people who are taking action in their local neighbourhoods, and those working behind the scenes to create the systems we need for the future.

Let’s grow these ideas together and create the changes we need here in Yorkshire and around the world. Lunch provided. This event will be BSL interpreted.

Part of our 2023 festival strand


How can we reimagine our citizenship and our democracy?