Bringing people together

Near Neighbours brings people together in communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust, and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in.

One of TCT’s major pieces of work is our delivery of the Near Neighbours programme in the Black Country.

Through our partnership with the national Near Neighbours charity, we help to bring funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to the Black Country.

We work with grassroots groups, communities, faith groups and councils.

Our Black Country Near Neighbours Coordinator is Shaz Akhtar

One of the programmes we are running at the moment is Real People, Honest Talk.

This brings people together to talk about the tough issues around how we live together well. The facilitated format means that everyone is welcome to join these safe spaces and it allows people to discuss issues in local neighbourhoods that they want to address, eat together and get to know each other.

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We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us

Jo Cox