Make my community better
If you are passionate about your neighbourhood, explore how you could make a change.
We want to encourage community inclusion so that all people, from every walk of life, in Barton Hill & the surrounding areas have opportunities to work together to participate and influence their community through increasing their capacity and confidence.
If this is something that matters to you and you would like to be involved, contact us to discuss your ideas.
Are you looking to support your local community and the people of Lawrence Hill, Barton Hill and Easton by giving something back to them? Then please talk to us at Wellspring Settlement about the many and varied volunteering opportunities we have based in our centres. In the Economic Development Hub work streams you could help support our BOOST team of financial advisers; work with clients in our drop-in job club on a Friday morning or meet the community by supporting our food club on a Wednesday morning. At our Beam Street site we also have opportunities in working with the health professionals based there, so you are really spoiled for choice.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you can offer, we will work around your needs as much as possible, and we offer access to free in-depth training to help get you started and to keep you up-to-date with any changes and new developments.
Our allotment garden in St George is a green space for local residents to use as their own and enjoy throughout the year. There is no membership, no cost and you don’t have to commit to anything, just come along when you feel like it. We meet regularly every week, stop for tea from time to time and share a picnic lunch, and at the end of the day we share out whatever harvest is ready to take home. We welcome volunteers of all ages.
Community Engagement Team
Our new community engagement team will be out and about, getting to know the local community, developing a menu of activities events and workshops for you to get involved in, and working with local people to develop their ideas about what they would like to see going on in the area.
Calling All Parents! Creative Connections is an Art Research Project based at Wellspring Settlement where under-represented parents can share their experience of the pandemic and contribute to changes for all families to thrive in the future. Fun and supportive art groups will be running in March 2022 for single parents, parents from the global majority/ ethnic minority, parents of families living in areas of deprivation and/ or where a family member is living with a disability. You can participate either in an in-person group or create at home and share your work online with other parents. All participants will receive amazing art packs of materials for the project and to keep afterwards. You will also be supported through the creative activities which guide reflection on your experiences and hopes for the future. The material generated will contribute to a city-centre billboard campaign and a policy paper presented to decision makers in June 2022. If you’d like to take part in the project get in touch with Jude now!
The project was inspired by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN): a Hands On History Project (2019 – 21) and SPAN’s belief that improving services for single parents improved services for all parents. It’s time for your voice to be heard!
Previous participants said:
‘Everyone was very supportive’
‘I enjoyed the process of sharing and talking through it’
‘Great to appreciate our creativity’