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COMMUNITY COHESION INITIATIVES Sally Davis Regeneration Manager Leicester City Council ISRM National Conference 14 th September 2006 Ted Cantle, Chair of Community Cohesion, Leicester City Council

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Sally Davis

Regeneration Manager

Leicester City Council

ISRM National Conference

14th September 2006

ted cantle chair of community cohesion leicester city council
Ted Cantle, Chair of Community Cohesion, Leicester City Council

“Community cohesion goes beyond good community relations. It’s about providing opportunities for all groups in the city that do not traditionally come together to get to know one another better, work together and discover shared experiences’’.

sports regeneration
Sports Regeneration
  • The way we used to work?
    • Sports regeneration officer were geographically assigned
  • From April 2006 Sports Regeneration moved inline with CPA targets:
    • Young people aged 11-19 years
    • BME groups
    • Women and girls
    • Social class D&E
    • Education link officer
    • Disability access officer
the integration of sports regeneration and sports facilities
The Integration of Sports Regeneration and Sports Facilities
  • Change culture
  • Change the stereotypical image of Sports Development
  • Linking Partners together to become a service
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The Integration of Sports Regeneration and Sports Facilities
  • A planning event around Service Plans
  • Funding opportunities, i.e. SRB and Awards for All
  • Disability/Inclusion sessions
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The Integration of Sports Regeneration and Sports Facilities
  • Holiday scheme booklet
  • Coach Education Programme
  • Club, Coach and Volunteer Evening
  • The Local Sports Alliance Link
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Community Cohesion Initiatives
  • Sports Regeneration Officers service plan
  • Street Sports Project
  • Sport on the Road Project
  • Sports Fest Event
street sports project summer of 2005
Street Sports ProjectSummer of 2005
  • Community Cohesion funded scheme
  • Four key elements to the project:
    • 12-14 weeks of coaching held in 5 areas of the city
    • Five mini events
    • Extended to the cities summer schemes
    • Grand finale was the summer event
street sports addressing community needs
Street SportsAddressing Community Needs
  • By supporting the social integration of communities in Leicester:
        • All sports session delivered in the community
        • Involved outer lying estates that often felt neglected
        • Major event encouraged Community Cohesion

’We should have more events (major events) like this as it brings unity to communities, I have made new friends from Braunstone’’. (quote from dvd)

street sports addressing community cohesion
Street Sports Addressing Community Cohesion
  • By working with and supporting young people
        • We provided approximately 404 coaching hours, delivered by qualified coaches.
        • We used local coaches to address community involvement and to improve their employment opportunities, which supports a sustainable infra-structure.
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Street Sports Addressing Community Cohesion
  • By involving a cross section of Leicester’s population:
    • 4 sports were coached in five different areas of the city
    • Mini events were held in community settings
    • The major event brought Leicester's diverse communities together.
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Street Sports Addressing Community Cohesion
  • To increase sports participation amongst young people:
    • 1,655 young people were involved throughout the project
  • To integrate outer lying estates that may feel neglected:
    • Coaching sessions were arranged in five of the most deprived wards in Leicester
    • Major event integrated these estates in a structured and fun way
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Street Sports Addressing Community Cohesion
  • To build young peoples confidence and a sense of belonging about living in Leicester:
    • Provided fun activities within communities
    • Skill Development
    • Major Event creating community cohesion

‘’We have had a lot of fun it’s good that everyone can come down and enjoy themselves ‘’ (Leicester Mercury quote)

street sports achievements
Street Sports Achievements
  • The hockey team from Street Sports went on to win the coveted Leicester-Shire and Rutland Youth Games.

Shot of the Hockey Team

how did street hockey achieve this
How Did Street Hockey Achieve This?
  • Started with Street Sport coaching sessions in the community, lasting 12 weeks.
  • A team was then selected from the coaching sessions, who went onto win a city competition enabling them to represent Leicester at the games.
  • At the games, the Street Sports team beat 9 other hockey teams from other wards around the county to WIN.
other street sports achievements
Other Street Sports Achievements
  • Positive partnership working, 25 in total:
      • Local voluntary community groups
      • Community centre’s
      • Governing bodies
      • Police
      • Cobra Basketball
      • Education Department.
      • Private companies
  • The project engaged with over 7,000 users
sport on the road
Sport on the Road

Youngsters gathering for outdoor display in shopping area

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Sport on the Road
  • From the Street Sports project SOTR targeted new areas in the city, continuing on from the street sports project.
  • They spent 9 months delivering sport sessions to Leicester’s diverse community groups.
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Sport on the Road
  • From the Street Sports project SOTR targeted new areas in the city, continuing on from the street sports project.
  • They spent 9 months delivering sport sessions to Leicester’s diverse community groups.
  • Over a 9 month period from July 2005 – April 2006 16,033 users were engaged
  • They worked with a variety of partners including local community groups, police, youth inclusion schemes and many more
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Sport on the Road
  • 2006 has proved a positive year, growing on the success of the previous year
  • SOTR are now targeting 11-19 year olds, falling inline with CPA targets
  • From April 2006 to date SOTR have engaged with over 13,000 users and have delivered sports at 22 events
sports fest 2006
Sports Fest 2006

Boys from the scheme showing football skills outside Marks and Spencer

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Sports Fest 2006
  • SOTR had a successful year engaging with community groups
  • A strong relationship has been built with SOTR and Leicester’s diverse communities
  • Community cohesion was established with these community groups attending Sports Fest 06’
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Sports Fest 2006
  • First festival of sport to be held in Leicester
  • Funding received from Alliance and Leicester, Local Sports Alliance and Sport Services budget
  • Variety of sporting and non-sporting activities on offer
  • Over 200 play scheme children attended
  • Including the general public, the event engaged with approx 4,000 people.
community cohesion the future
Community CohesionThe Future
  • SOTR funding continued for a further year
  • Reports are being compiled to address successful satisfactory levels for partners, i.e. Alliance & Leicester, Local Sports Alliance and Sports Services for the future sustainability of Sports Fest
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If you want to find

out more come to our

Beacon Open Day

Tuesday 31st October 2006

beacon.culture@leicester.gov.uk

thank you for listening
Thank you for listening

Sally Davis

Regeneration Manager

Leicester City Council

Telephone 0116 252 6786

Mobile: 07985 286360

Sally.Davis@leicester.gov.uk