There are many reasons that people get involved in community groups and activities. To address a specific need or issue, or to become involved with people who share similar interests, or even to get to know their neighbours better. Whatever the reason, becoming involved with members of our communities can help us feel like we belong somewhere.
Rotherham Federation celebrates diversity, inclusion, and creativity in everything they do. They help to build stronger, more capable communities, which empower people to speak up and create their own solutions. All community groups and community members can use the Federation’s network of members to access peer support and learn from each other, becoming more professional and better able to lead community change.
Rotherham Federation strives to be the organisation of choice for groups wanting to grow local communities and address local challenges. They have enhanced their reputation for work with social housing tenants by championing their needs but have also expanded to work with all types of geographic residents’ groups, and groups representing communities of interest. They support communities to work together on shared issues, particularly those that reduce disadvantage and increase social inclusion. Where social cohesion and community engagement is weak, they will support communities to grow their voice and identity.
The range of groups they currently support includes Tenants and Residents Associations (Taras), community allotments, neighbourhood watch, community cafes, crafts, history and heritage, health and wellbeing, and foodbanks.
You can find out what groups are already running in your area on www.rotherhamfederation.org/member-groups/ or perhaps you have a community group idea that you would like support with? However small or big the idea Rotherham Federation are here to help you if you need them.
Pop along to one of their events, email email@example.com or call 01709 368515.