We want residents to live in strong vibrant communities by supporting them to be good neighbours, and encouraging activities that connect them to one another, their estate and the local area. We will develop opportunities for residents to lead and participate in activities that interest them, make the most of their skills and build shared community resources. Each of our estates is different and the breadth and type of activities that builds community at each of our estates will vary. However, the core activities we will support at all estates are:
Browse our case studies and be inspired by exciting ideas and initiatives brought to life across our estates by residents and staff. For ease of reference, we've grouped them by a number of health and wellbeing themes. If your particular idea isn’t featured here, please do get in touch with us on 01480 475069 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Want to create a local place of worship that welcomes all faiths and is easily accessible?
Want to increase your estate's community spirit and establish a sociable lunch event that everyone will look forward to?
Remember the days when a great community spirit was commonplace, with good neighbours helping each other out?
Could you help new residents to settle in or offer practical help to those who are ill or experiencing difficulties?
Looking for ways to improve the involvement of residents with hearing loss at meetings and social events?
Interested in older people's fitness classes, either as a participant or as an organiser?
Ever considered setting up a variety of fun exercise and dance classes for everyone to enjoy?
Bored with running just for the sake of it? Like to do some good for your local community at the same time?
Are you good with your hands and enjoy repairing or building things? Would you enjoy working on shared projects?
Would you like to get involved in a fun activity that is open to all and could help improve your health, happiness and mobility?
Would you like to help grow and sell your own home-grown fresh produce as part of a hardworking team?
Ever considered getting involved in a healthy and sociable activity that fascinates young and old alike?
Want to create a warm and inviting coffee club that brings everyone together?
Ever thought of preserving your life stories for posterity and sharing experiences and wisdom with others?
How can residents become contractors for services such as gardening and cleaning on their estates?
Looking for guidance on procuring your own gardening or cleaning services for your estate?
Ever thought of how different generations can help each other and reach a better understanding?
Looking to increase your communication skills and try something new that can be great fun?
Would you like to help new residents to feel more settled, welcomed and supported?
Interested in helping create social activities that make a real difference to the lives of older people?
Did you know that local grant schemes are available that could provide funding for a community defibrillator?
Would you be interested in giving or receiving regular telephone calls as part of a friendship and wellbeing service?