TCT in the Media

As part of of work to help people and communities to thrive and flourish, we work with a number of media partners to celebrate the good work of groups in our local areas.

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Published: 9th June 2021

Updated: 4th October 2021

TCT’s media partner

We are delighted to have WCR FM (101.8fm) as TCT's media partner and TCT have a monthly slot with Chris Allen from WCR FM radio. http://www.wcrfm.com/

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TCT’s Near Neighbours worker - Shaz Akhtar with Chris Allen from WCR FM radio 📻

October 2021

WCR FM

Sunday October 3rd:

TCT’s James Henderson shared about the upcoming Community Conversation - Restoration and Renewal of Houses of ParliamentA Community Conversation about making Westminster more inclusive and welcoming and more environmentally sustainable!

https://podcast.canstream.co.u...

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September 2021

WCR FM

TCT's Afghan Refugee support page mentioned @ 38 mins in plus promotion for our Let's Talk - Real conversations that make a difference event, focusing on how to stay safe and protect our children from the evils of criminal exploitation, human trafficking & modern slavery@ 46 mins
Listen Back via https://podcast.canstream.co.uk/wcrfm/

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📷 Credit - EXPRESS & STAR © | L-R: Shaz Akhtar (Black Country Near Neighbours Co-Ordinator), Carrie Blount (Places of Welcome Facilitator), back L-R: Maulana Bashie Salle (Bilal Trustee), Suleman Salloo (Volunteer), Maulana Ebrahim Esakjee

Islamic centre becomes part of friend-making network

28th July 2021

A centre has become part of a national network of venues where visitors can make friends and meet people.

Huge thanks to the Express & Star for covering the opening of one of Walsall’s newest Placws of Welcome venues - a great partnership with Bilal Islamic Education Centre.

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📷 Credit - EXPRESS & STAR © | Volunteers David Tordoff, Mo Johnson, Joshua Bailey, aged 16, and Mandy Edwards enjoy a cuppa at The Kingswood Trust Place of Welcome

Outdoor education centre joins network of safe places

July 2021

A much-loved outdoor education centre has become the latest venue for a national welcome network.

Huge thanks to the Express & Star for covering the opening of one of newest venues - a great partnership with Kingswood Trust in Wolverhampton.

4th July 2021

Sarah Thorpe, our Dementia-Friendly Church Enabler, was involed in a recent Sunday Night Live programme focussing on "Faith in later Life" - its part of the Premier Christian Radio, broadcast via YouTube with Pam Rhodes. Pam did a super job of weaving together experiences of faith through dementia and pointing to things that continue to connect. The dementia-friendly church snippet comes in at 41-44 minutes. Watch the full broadcast below.

June 2021

TCT’s Mental Health Development Worker Rachel Moore chats to in conversation with Chris Allen.

May 2021

In May 2021, our Modern Slavery Campaigner, Debbie Huxton, spoke to Chris about her vital work in raising awareness of this terrible problem that affects each and every one of our communities.

Listen to Debbie’s interview below:

From time to time, we also work with other media organisations:

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The Church Times

11th June 2021

Our Dementia Friendly Churches worker - Sarah Thorpe recently contributed to an excellent article in the Church Times. She was joined by our former CEO and now TCT Ambassador Cannon Rev’d Dr David Primrose.

Here’s a small extract:

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St John’s, Chase Terrace, in the diocese of Lichfield, becomes the 250th Place of Welcome!

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JPIT ‘Politics in the Pulpit’

TCT’s Cassius Francis was the guest of Revd Beth Allison-Glenny, Public Issues Enabler for the Baptist Union of Great Britain

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Free Radio

June 2021

Cassius Francis is our Just Finance Development Worker and he recently spoke on FreeRadio about how 700,000 people have fallen into broadband bill debt during the Pandemic.

"There is still a lot of hidden debt that we're not yet seeing as a result of coronavirus. "People have found ways to survive - we still feel that there is going to be a significant increase in those who will need support, that perhaps are not even reflected in the figures."
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Lichfield City Life magazine

In June 2021 we had a full page article published in Lichfield City Life magazine which is delivered each month to 16,000 businesses and homes in Lichfield, Kings Bromley, Fradley, Alrewas, Whittington, Stonnall, Shenstone, Little Aston, Hammerwich, Burntwood and Longdon; the article is on page 60 of the current edition at Citylife in Lichfield June 2021 (yumpu.com) The article references our partnership and funding from Lichfield District Council and gives contact details of our Buddying Scheme with Support Staffordshire.

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