Engage for Change
In 2009, some residents closely involved with the Community Centre in Monkchester Road, Walker, were increasingly concerned about street, neighbour and family conflict. So a steering group launched a new project: Engage for Change (E4C). A community party launched E4C in the primary school one cold Saturday in January 2010.
NCRN was invited to run a 90-minute ‘taster’ for ‘Handling Conflict’ workshops. After that, 6 local women offered to promote and recruit for a 3-day workshop – and the partnership began.
59 people, mostly from Walker in the East End of Newcastle, have taken part in 3-day residential weekend workshops on ‘Handling Conflict’.
- 28 of those went on to take part in further 2- or 3-day workshops.
- 94 places in total were taken up.
- The seven residential workshops included five Level One workshops, and two at a second, more advanced, level.
- 63% described the workshops as ‘excellent’, 34% as ‘good’. More [link to Handling Conflict workshops page 11]
- A separate 2-day training course was held for women working with young people.