Date and time

Thursday 20 September, 2018

10:30–15:30

Venue

Edberts House

17-19 St Edmund's Drive

Gateshead, Newcastle

Tyne & Wear

NE8 1TL

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About this event

Get together with people like you
Our Power of Community network meetings give you the chance to develop your skills and be inspired by the work of others. They take place all around the country and are free for community members.

This event is hosted by Edberts House

Edberts House works to create opportunities for local residents by empowering and connecting with the local community. It is based across two former shops in the heart of High Lanes estate, an area that previously held the highest records of antisocial behaviour in Gateshead. Since Edberts House began however, High Lanes estate has one of the lowest rates in the Borough. Edberts House is focusing on building a happier, healthier and fairer community.

Join us in Gateshead to

  • be inspired by members building a fairer society – through giving people a purpose, a good places to live and good health. You will hear from the host organisation, and others about their current projects
  • co-create Keep it Local principles for Local Authorities to sign up to become Keep it Local ambassadors
  • feed into Locality’s 5-year strategic plan
  • participate in a member-led problem solving session.

You can also book a 10 minute one to one session with a member of our specialist advice team or Senior Management Team to get advice on a range of challenges of queries.

Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, you’ll fit right in!

“One of the best things about Locality membership is access to a fantastic and widespread network of likeminded people and organisations who are all pushing boundaries and achieving.”
– Locality member

Register your free place

Agenda

10:30 Arrival, coffee and informal networking
10:45 Welcome and introductions
Debbie Lamb, , Developement Manager, Locality
11:00 Introduction to Edbert's House
Hear from Sarah and Edbert’s House team about their approach to building a fairer society through their Community Linking Project
Sarah Gorman and team, Edbert’s House
11:45 Keep it Local: For services that transform lives 
An interactive workshop where you can help shape Locality’s campaign for better local commissioning
Ruth Breidenbach-Roe, Policy Manager, Locality
12:45 Lunch and a chance to chat to fellow members and Locality staff
13:30 What next for Locality? Shape our 5 year strategy 
What do you think are the top priorities we should be focusing on in the next 5 years which would support your organisation and the work you do? We want to hear from you!
Graham Finegold, Director of Finance & Resources, Locality
14:30 East Durham Trust (EDT)
Hear about how the mining community devastated by austerity and welfare reform is being supported by EDT from food banks to men’s sheds
Lindsey Wood, East Durham Trust
15:00 A problem shared!
When you’re looking for solutions it’s great to be able turn to those who’ve already been there! Get help from your peers on issues that keep you awake at night. Chatham House rule 
Debbie Lamb, Locality
15:30 A chance to connect and exchange tips and ideas informally with fellow members and Locality staff
All
16:00 Close
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Location

Edberts House

17-19 St Edmund's Drive

Gateshead, Newcastle

Tyne & Wear

NE8 1TL