Redeeming Our Communities is a national charity founded in 2004 with over 220 projects throughout the UK. The charity’s main aim is to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships, which open up opportunities for crime and disorder reduction and improved community cohesion.
Revive, in partnership with the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, commissioned Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) UK to undertake a community engagement event online in Rugby. On 19th May 2021, members of the public were invited to come together with community agencies in Rugby to celebrate what is good about the town and identify issues that were not being addressed. From this “Conversation”, themed ROC Action Groups will take forward individual issues and work together to help resolve them.
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THE ROC CONVERSATION AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Over 170 people attended the Rugby ROC Conversation over the 2 sessions on May 19th 2021, including representatives from the voluntary sector, statutory organisations, faith groups and businesses as well as over 30 residents.
A lot of good work was highlighted as happening in the community but there were thematic issues of concern also raised. ROC Action Groups and sub-groups will be formed to work on addressing some of the main themes which are highlighted in this report. Over 70 people signed up to be part of the ROC Action Group and there will be a meeting soon to discuss how people can get involved further.
WHO ARE ROC?
Redeeming Our Communities is a national charity founded in 2004 with over 220 projects throughout the UK. The charity’s main aim is to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships, which open up opportunities for crime and disorder reduction and improved community cohesion. This partnership approach has seen crime and anti-social behaviour fall and fresh hope brought to some of the most deprived and challenging areas of the UK, urban and rural alike. Further information can be found on our website www.roc.uk.com
ROC has considerable experience of hosting ’ROC Conversations’ having conducted over 200 of them across the UK. The 1 ½ hour event is both simple and effective.
SAFER, STRONGER COMMUNITIES
ROC’s mission is to increase community resilience by inspiring and supporting groups to work together. A ROC Conversation achieves this by:
Connecting local community members, volunteers & statutory agencies
Celebrating all the good things taking place in your community
Raising awareness of the current needs of your community
Exploring potential solutions and resources required to meet current needs
Creating a network of people passionate about improving your community
Identifying & utilising existing skillsets and resources in your community
Establishing an Action Group to support existing initiatives and kick-start new projects in your community