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Sound Waves: Mothers of children lost to gun and knife crime speak with Assist Trauma Care

[embed]https://youtu.be/4lsWCzbF7Sw[/embed] The loss of a child is devastating and indescribable. Rather than trying to forget, one coping solution could be helping parents to remember their children without the trauma. This was one of the many ideas explored during the workshop run by Sound Waves – a Big Local Impact project. Sound Waves is run by mothers who have t...

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Jedidah Onchere, Community Development Coordinator for Big Local Impact, writes: He breezed in like a whirlwind and made me the happiest community development worker of the day. The last time I saw him, he was aiming for the sky but according to him, he did not know how to relate to the wider society. I could not teach him that, but I got him a well renowned PR man to tea...

Lambeth providers to work together to maximise impact

Lambeth Council is under pressure to act on lack of meaningful provisions for young people. The council has finally realised that the best action is to get providers under the same roof and ask them some basic questions: What activities are you doing this summer? What is not being done this summer? How do you want us to help you so that you can do the ‘it’ that you a...

Young Lambeth Co-op future in question

Tony Parker, Director of Children and Young People's Commissioning and Improvement at Lambeth Council, has sent out a clear message. Young Lambeth Co-op (YLC) had achieved a lot within the last three or four years, providing services and commissioning services for young people in the borough. But he acknowledged that there were also gaps in provision which need to be filled ...

Serious youth violence – seeking answers for Angell Town

Jedidah Onchere, Community Development Coordinator for Big Local Impact, writes: When a resident from Angell Town rang me to ask what Big Local Impact was doing about the safety of their children on the estate, I felt completely defeated, as I did not have an answer.  When a second one and a third one did the same, I felt crushed. And then the young man I have been working w...

Big Local Impact brings outdoor gym to Angell Town

When you behold the outdoor gym equipment elegantly installed behind the Angell Town housing office, you begin to understand why we are told that ‘"good things come to those who wait”. The people of Angell Town now boast of having a gym like no other in any of the Lambeth estates. The twelve machines cover the whole range of requirements for all ages. This is an intergeneration...

Capacity builder in communities needed

Big Local is calling for organisations and individuals consultants who professionally deliver capacity building in communities to apply for an opportunity to deliver in the Big Local North Brixton area. Please download the brief here. Closing date is March 15th, interviews March 20th and appointments March 22nd 2019....