Near Neighbours Black Country & Places of Welcome & Hate Crime

Near Neighbours

Black Country Near Neighbours is a vital part of TCT and is the main way that we deliver our inter-faith work.

Near Neighbours brings people together; breaking down misunderstanding and developing trust, and helps them to act to change their communities for the better.

Our work has two key objectives:

  • Social Interaction- to develop positive relationships in multi faith areas i.e to help people of different faiths get to know and understand each other better.
  • Social Action- to encourage people of different faiths or no faith, to come together for initiatives that improve their local community.
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Places of Welcome

Places of Welcome is a rapidly growing grassroots movement of welcome and hospitality. It seeks to ensure that there are safe places in every community for people to connect, belong and contribute.

Our workers are involved in setting up Places of Welcome in Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton, as well as the whole of Staffordshire.

They are located in Churches, Mosques, Temples and Community Centres, and increasingly in Staffordshire’s libraries, thanks to partnerships with Staffordshire Libraries Service, and funding from Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council.

TCT is also part of the Core Group supporting the growth of Places of Welcome nationally with Near Neighbours.

Hate Crime leaves people feeling unsafe and vulnerable in their own community. To allow everyone to thrive and flourish, we can't ignore this problem.

Instead we are encouraging everyone in our communities, especially those of faith, to tackle this problem.