We're excited to be working with partners to continue to equip and empower people to support their community to thrive and flourish via online training!

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Online events from Transforming Communities Together and our partners

Online events and training sessions / workshops are a key part of our work.

Each week we create a menu of events and trainings to equip you to serve your community and wrestle with difficult issues like poverty, community cohesion and modern slavery during lockdown.

This page is updated regularly, so keep checking for the latest sessions.

Page updated 2nd August 2022

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RE:Dress at Lichfield Cathedral

On Wednesday 10th August, starting at 7.30pm, Lichfield Cathedral are hosting an evening to focus on the exploitation in the clothing industry. Looking at the real human and environmental cost behind the fast fashion industry, cathedral members will model outfits from local charity shops and you'll hear about simple steps we can take to make more sustainable clothing decisions.

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Connecting Communities with Places of Welcome

Due to the demand for our recent Places of Welcome information session, we are hosting another one!

Transforming Communities Together’s informal, one hour, online webinar is for anyone interested in joining the Places of Welcome network, starting their own Place of Welcome or just wanting to know more.

The new date is Tuesday 30th August 2022,. 1.30pm-2.30pm

Please do come along and please share details of this event with anyone you know who may be interested.

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Covid Cash Course

COVID Cash Recovery (CCR) was a free online course which up-skilled churches, charities, community leaders and organisations to provide information and resources, to help their communities recover from money issues that have arisen due to COVID-19.

Due to the financial chaos of the Coronavirus, it can be difficult for people to know what they’re entitled to, all the options of support that are available to them and how to cope financially.

Although no longer being offered as a National Course, material and resources are still available which community groups may find helpful in training, to help others through giving accurate information and signposting. The resources that are available and that the workshop covered are:

  • General entitlements
  • Universal Credit
  • Budgeting
  • Government and charitable grants
  • Money strategies for making it through these next few months
  • Help with bills
  • Debt

Generously supported by Allchurches Trust, the National Lottery and Nationwide, over 1,700 churches, charities, organisations and community leaders have so far been trained.

These sessions are run by our national colleagues - Just Finance Foundation

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    Dementia-Friendly Church Introduction On-line

    If you're embarking on becoming a more dementia-friendly church, why not come along to one of our online introduction sessions?

    It's a great opportunity to invite other from your church or community to come along and understand more about dementia. And you'll also find out how you can take next steps with your church, supported by the Diocese of Lichfield Dementia-Friendly Churches network.

    Contact Sarah Thorpe for more information

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    Join a local Bringing People Together (BPT) group

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

    We have an expanding number of groups across the Black country and Staffordshire (and hope to get some across northern Shropshire).

    Check out the website to find a group near you!

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    Join a Place of Welcome

    Many of our Places of Welcome across the Black country, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and northern Shropshire are starting to reopen.

    The are a safe way for anyone to (re)connect, belong and contribute.

    Find out more here

    Are you one of these 1 in 6 people with a lived experience of a disability?

    At least 1 in 6 people in our communities (significantly more in those aged 60+) are impacted by difficulties with mobility, vision, hearing, or living with some kind of physical or mental disability - many of them hidden.

    The Enabling All team would love you to join their network. They'll be offering regular online meetings to help people share their experiences and build relationships with others from around the diocese.

    Email them at Enabling.Church@lichfield.anglican.org