Community Group Facilitation

January 28, 2015 in Communities

This is part of a series of posts examining the different areas of Liverpool World Centre’s work

As part of LWC’s involvement in the Sew Many Trees project (for a more detailed reminder of the project click here) we are facilitating sessions with community groups to discuss the type of activities they participate in: whether they are interested in becoming an organized unit, in discuss issues which might affect their community or in expanding the work which the group undertakes.
Our first session was held on Monday (the 26th of January) with the Knit and Natter group from the SING shop in Seaforth. The group started out as a space for local residents to chat and socialise, with the knitting added later as a means of doing something practical which they all the members enjoyed.
Although this session was largely introductory, it remained productive. The ladies shared some of the community work they had already undertaken, such as holding a coffee morning fund-raiser and knitting hats for babies born prematurely. We then discussed issues important to them. Remembering the past and creating links between different generations but especially young and old and young stood out. We therefore finally talked about a plan to create an oral history project based on the members’ experiences of living in the area, memories the group wished to preserve before they were lost forever.