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 February 2023

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Enabling All On-Line

Recent EA training has looked at a variety of areas that effect us all. Raising awareness of accessibility and access in churches to raise awareness and to remove barriers to full inclusion in worshiping communities.

Enabling All regularly hold "bitesize" training sessions that are open to all - watch this space for details of the next available training session.

A recent EA training was held to help churches be more accessible for wheelchair users. In the below video, also available on the TCT YouTube channel, Rev'd Zoe Heming, The Diocese of LIchfield Enabling All Advisor, encouraged us to consider new ways of making access to our churches easier for wheelchair users and finding creative ways to achieve this! Rev'd Zoe is a wheelchair user, so she knows first hand the challenges of accessing church on wheels.

On-going and online!

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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

"Head to Heart"

What's "Head to Heart"? As many know, Sarah Thorpe's own involvement with dementia started with her father’s diagnosis, ten years before his death in 2018. "Head to Heart" is her family's reflection on their experiences and the things that helped them as her father’s dementia advanced.

Rev. Professor John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at the University of Aberdeen, author of “Dementia: Living in the Memories of God”. endorses "Head to Heart" saying: "These video materials provide us with some tools for the journey. In a straightforward, honest and compassionate way the stories that are told and the wisdom that is shared can help all of us together, overcome our fear of dementia, and journey together into a hopeful future that is certainly marked by suffering, but refuses to be defined by it. There is always a space for hope.”

3-4:30pm South Staffs and Black Country Local Network Meeting
(Wolverhampton / Walsall / Lichfield / Tamworth)

ON ZOOM - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81549588816?pwd=czV6N01YeVE3Um1SKzZGWGZiZlJidz09

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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