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Creative English supports local health literacy

Thanks to funding from the borough’s Health Inequalities Fund, FaithAction will be delivering Creative English for Health sessions in Barking and Dagenham through a partnership with three local community hubs. Over the year, the programme aims to reach 225 local residents, who do not speak English as their first language, and help improve their general health literacy, English language skills,...

2 months ago

 by Andrew Welsby

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Local Faith Leaders Network enters next phase

This month, a diverse group of faith leaders in Barking and Dagenham gathered together to hear about an exciting new programme that will see faith groups getting involved in running vital health-focused projects for their communities. The Faith Leaders Network is a network of leaders from different faith groups united by a desire to meet local needs through practical acts...

2 months ago

 by Andrew Welsby

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We want to double down and provide more support in London

Last month, I shared some thoughts I had whilst on sabbatical. I hope you didn't mind the excessive sharing or personal photos. I expected that, on my sabbatical, I might reconsider LifeLine's vision, mission, and activities. I thought visiting other charity leaders would inspire me with new ideas that I would be raring to apply to East London. I was...

5 months ago

 by Nathan Singleton

Team Spotlights

Introducing Jeremy Simmons, Policy and Programme Officer at FaithAction

This month, we're talking with Jeremy, who has been a member of our FaithAction team as Policy and Programme Officer since 2019. Jeremy has been leading on the team's engagement with government policy, including feeding back to Westminster on the effects of policy changes, and has been responsible for much of the recent research FaithAction has published into the contributions...

7 months ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Wellbeing, integration, and partnership: updates from the FaithAction team

The FaithAction team have been very busy recently, with Faith in Partnership Week just gone and numerous projects launching. The team have provided us with an update on what they've been getting up to.

7 months ago

 by FaithAction

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A righteous cause

My team at FaithAction have developed a great way of working together. They're able to able to focus on working hard, support one another, and enjoy each other's company. Some of us may take a job because we're impassioned to make a difference, because we enjoy the community feeling of the workplace or, quite frankly, because we need the money....

8 months ago

 by Daniel Singleton

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Creative English focuses on cardiovascular health in Birmingham

Following the successful pilot of Creative English: Caring for my Family last year, Birmingham City Council have given FaithAction a further opportunity to run Creative English for Health with places of worship, faith-based and community organisations within Birmingham, this time with a focus on cardiovascular health.

9 months ago

 by FaithAction

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Do they know it’s Christmas?

But say a prayer, pray for the other ones. —'Do They Know It's Christmas?', Band Aid (1984) A little over six months ago, I was reflecting on the unpredictable period of events we were going through–the food shortages, lockdowns, demonstrations and the forced isolation from our communities. Building on this, I wrote an article to mark Loneliness Week, which highlighted...

2 years ago

 by Jeremy Simmons

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LifeLine’s FaithAction wins contract to support local Faith Forum

We're delighted that, in October this year,

2 years ago

 by Andrew Welsby

Articles

What does community mean to you?

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King Ibn Khaldun, the Arab philosopher, popularised the concept of asabiyyah عصبيّة‎. The idea that a community has a sense of shared purpose that link members of different social groups to one another.Mpu Tantular, the 14th century Javanese poet, coined the term...

2 years ago

 by LifeLine Comms Team

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Joined-up services create community

The word 'ubuntu' expresses the African philosophy of wholeness – it presupposes that one's humanity is bound up with nature and with other people in the community. A popular idiom in many African communities is 'one is an animal but two is a community': humanity comes through being part of the community; all human beings are members of an extended...

3 years ago

 by Dr Anne Smith PhD

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COVID-19 and the vaccine: Community Champions

Building on their previous work supporting faith and community groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, LifeLine's FaithAction team are now working in partnership with Strengthening Faith Institutions as part of the Government's Community Champions scheme.

3 years ago

 by FaithAction

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