Pride in Place Goes to Preston for Peoples Powerhouse Convention

The NHC will be in Preston this week for the This is the North Convention 2023.

 The NHC is delighted to be on the agenda at the Peoples Powerhouse This is the North Convention, taking place in Preston across the 29th and 30th of November. Alongside Blackpool Coastal Housing, we’ll be providing a workshop discussing the findings of the recently published Pride in Place: Views from Northern Communities. Based on workshops undertaken across the North with NHC members and their residents, the session will discuss the community view on what makes a great place to live.

Peoples Powerhouse exists to help every northerner have a voice on the decisions that affect their lives and puts the views of northerners themselves central in conversations on what the future of the North should look like. The Convention promises to bring together thought leaders, activists, and change-makers from across the North to discuss, learn, and embolden the power of citizens at a local and regional level.

With our own contribution to this vitally important discussion, Pride in Place has worked with social and private rented tenants in Benwell (Newcastle), Skipton (North Yorkshire), Moss Side (Manchester), Knowsley (Merseyside), and Blackpool (Lancashire) to understand how community power can go hand in hand with the work of local organisations like NHC members. With the final report northern communities themselves have put forward a range of recommendations, from thinking differently about how public services are accessed, how everyone can be involved in shaping neighbourhoods for the better, and identifying a range of small projects that can be championed at the local level.

At This is the North the NHC joins a stellar line up or organisations including CLES, IPPR North, Involve, and the JRF. More information can be found HERE and tickets can be accessed HERE.

Pride in Place: Views from Northern Communities can be viewed HERE.