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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 25th January 2022

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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 has funded Transforming Communities to pilot a 6 month project(which they then kindly refunded) designed to connect people to others from the comfort of their own home.

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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.

In this second phase, we exploring supporting groups in other locations, after our initial pilot areas of the Black Country, Staffordshire and North Shropshire.

Our Lottery funding means that we can assist with most set up costs so there is no cost involved for the groups setting this up. We will also provide training free of charge and lots of help and support along the way.

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

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How do I get involved or find out more?

This project is temporarily managed by James Henderson.

Temporary Project Coordinator

Bringing People Together

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