Renewed Communities

Kineara’s bespoke community support programme helps new and existing residents build strong and cohesive neighbourhoods

In our experience, cohesive, strong and happy communities are built when all residents play an active part in developing it for themselves.

More than ever, we live in neighbourhoods that seem to be changing quickly and it can become difficult to find or access the services we might need or the community support that could help us.

Renewed Communities was developed to enable residents in a local neighbourhood to build a shared sense of place and connect to their community and each other.

Renewed Communities is a tailored, intensive programme that was developed following Kineara’s experience working with families who are vulnerable to housing insecurity and lived with multi-complex needs.

We work with the wider community and other stakeholders, such as housing, to connect residents with their local community and bring households together to develop a shared sense of communityand improve their wellbeing.

We have experience of providing a service for mixed tenure housing developments in both new and existing housing schemes, and our support ranges from intensive one-to-one interventions for vulnerable residents to facilitating residents groups.

How Renewed Communities can work with your residents

For our first programme we partnered with Southern Housing Group to develop programme for the residents of Fulneck Place, where 55 new households were moving in.

The innovative programme was designed to support residents who were new to the development with their move, foster good relationships with those already there, and enable all members of the community to feel part of the neighbourhood.

Like other Kineara programmes we use a key worker approach to provide one-to-one support to those people needing more intensive outreach.

We can offer therapeutic support and signpost residents to local services that they can access once the programme is over, or to seek specialist services.

 

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It was a great idea, and actually helped bring the community together. Good turnout, the only downside was the weather. Kids had a great time.

Our Objectives

  • To provide tailored support to residents for successful integration into their community
  • To improve community cohesion and stimulate local residents to play an active part in their local area
  • To ensure everyone within the community has their views heard and are part of decision making that affects their neighbourhood
  • To work in partnership with established services to help residents access support and tackle isolation
  • To connect residents with local services, schools, and community groups to develop a strong networks
  • To enable residents to develop a sense of place and ownership over their neighbourhood

Our Impact

To hear from someone who has been supported through one of our community projects please read Owen’s story.

For more information on Renewed Communities contact us!