OUR STORY

BRINGING POWER CLOSER TO HOME

UK NEIGHBOURS is an alliance of congregations, associations, and neighbourhoods. We work together to make our homes better places to live, our communities more confident, and our members capable of bringing about the changes they actually want to see. Even now, in the 21st century, too many of us are being prised apart; pushed to the margins. We deserve to be heard.

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BRINGing together both sides of the street 

But UK NEIGHBOURS recognises that we can only achieve this if we bring people together from both sides of the street. That's why we're uniting communities across the UK and welcoming them into our alliance; adding to our combined strength across the country. To this end, we organise neighbourhoods, develop leaders, build alliances and speak out on behalf of our members, so that they have an active role in shaping policies that affect their lives.

providing CITIZENSHIP AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING

UK NEIGHBOURS is dedicated to developing community power and leadership skills for the people of Britain. Central to this work is the identification and development of local leaders. When we are fragmented and isolated we have no power, but within every community there are leaders: people with skills, ambitions, dreams, and followers. With careful mentoring, these people can turn a broken neighbourhood around. Our mission is to identify these people, develop them, and connect them to other people like them.  

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BUILDING NEW COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS

Central to our organising is the belief that we must renew faith in the political leadership of ordinary people by building new, powerful community institutions to act as vehicles of change. Working through the rich social ecology of community institutions that make up our neighbourhoods, we develop leaders and build broad-based local organisations that score clear wins, and which, in turn, build renewed confidence in communities.