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Community Cohesion

Bringing People Together

Bringing People Together is an National Lottery funded network, designed to connect people to others from the comfort of their own home.

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*Published 3rd July 2020*

Updated 31st January 2022

Connecting people to others from the comfort of their own home
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Inspired by Places of Welcome

TCT is delighted to be part of the Places of Welcome network. Due to restrictions now lifting, the 140 Places of welcome that we support are now starting to re-open their doors and fill up the kettles once again. Please click here to find your nearest open Place of Welcome.

Our Bringing People Together network is inspired and influenced by our learning from helping people set up Places of Welcome.

The National Lottery initially funded projects for six months and although this is no longer available, Transforming Communities Together is happy to support the set up of Bringing People Together groups in terms of providing training resources, branding and promotion; along with networking opportunities with other BPT hosts.

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How does it work?

Our aim is for BPT to become a network of local groups, offering a safe place for friendships, laughter and encouragement, all from the comfort of your own home.

  • BPT uses telephone and online platforms to enable people to connect safely with others who share a link with a neighbourhood or area and form on-going friendships.
  • BPT groups are connected to a host organisation serving the community.
  • BPT groups all have a shared set of principles.

Find out more about running a BPT group from Amanda in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton:

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Photo credit;' Praveen Gupta on Unsplash

How do I get involved or find out more?

This project is managed by Carrie Blount.

Temporary Project Coordinator

Bringing People Together

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