Community Regeneration

Over many years St James Church has become a lead partner in the  regeneration happening on the Lion Farm Estate and surrounding areas within the Parish of Round green. The parish is within an area of high multiple levels of urban deprivation and seeks out ways that connect with people at a neighbourhood level to help in the process of overcoming the cycle of deprivation that the area has found itself in over many years.

St James church and it’s Youth and Community Regeneration Co-ordinator act as a catalyst in the process of overcoming the levels of multiple deprivation.

The programme continues to provide opportunities for young people to talk and act on issues relevant to them, this is done within our Christian ethos and framework.  This is done by providing a range of youth services, including youth clubs, assemblies, and school support. The programme also seeks to work closely with the parents of our young people to ensure that they can fulfil there parenting role responsibly.

Our Regeneration Coordinator is a Diocesan appointed Foundation Governor and currently acts as Chair of Governors for the school. He is also Chair of Trustees at Lion Farm Action Centre and leads on many initiatives both statutory and voluntary that lead to outcomes that benefit our community.

The Youth and Community Regeneration Programme works with the Lion Farm Action Centre to provide opportunities to combat unemployment, low basic skills, social and personal issues and ensure that all residents have a place that whatever the issue can support them in their daily lives.

St James church provides a range of activities  around the Lion Farm Estate including Indoor Carpet bowls, Bingo, Place of Welcome, Fareshare, Warm Spaces, and working in partnership with the Lion Farm Action Centre to provide an after school Club, a Job Club and a range of soft skill activities and social events.

As a church we have sought to work in partnership with Statutory and voluntary organisations to combat issues of gangs, drugs, county lines, youth violence, domestic violence and anti social behaviour. St James church are the lead organisation of the Lion Farm Safety Forum.

The Youth and Community Regeneration Coordinator has a key coordinating role in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local Area and plays an important role in the preparation, consultation, organising the programme and the delivery of our Big Local plan.

For more info:

Contact Chris Sale
St James, Rounds Green
Shelsley Avenue,
Lion Farm Estate,
B69 1BG

07798 787292 (mob)

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