Collaboration Station is an inclusive space where local people transform their ideas and issues into collective social action – with the aim of making Coventry a more connected city.
Organised by our Connecting for Good Cov community organisers alongside a core team of citizen changemakers who want to help others make the change they want to see.
Tonight (16 August) we host:
- Coventry Sensory Library – a developing idea to set up a space for people to borrow sensory equipment
- Survivor Sanctuary – peer-led support groups for people impacted by sexual violence and for the LGBTQ+ community impacted by any kind of violence
- Forward Fathers – a developing group of local fathers with lived experience of separation and family court
- A crafting space creating banners for an upcoming Walk and Talk focused on mental health with Grapevine’s #ExpertsByExperience.
Come along (or come again!), choose the breakout space that resonates with you, listen in, join in and lend your support and/or skills if you can. Your host will welcome the opportunity to share ideas and power up their plan to create a better Coventry.
Coventry Sensory Library wants to provide resources for neurodiverse people to access. They would like help designing what the library should look like, what sensory equipment it should stock, other ideas, funding possibilities and volunteers to help.
Survivor Sanctuary is a grassroots organisation led by survivors, for survivors. They are developing their offering and need help with lots of things including raising awareness of issues faced by Coventry’s trans and queer community, volunteers to help run sessions and support on a campaign for system change for survivors.
Forward Fathers would especially like to hear from those with lived experience, creative practitioners and professionals from health, well-being and family law sectors. Check out their ‘Warriors Cry’ exhibition at the LTB Showrooms in Warwick Row (free entry) from today.
And our Experts By Experience team will be there too to tell you more about a Walk and Talk on mental health for young people aged 18-25, coming this September.
Use the links above to find out more about our breakout space hosts.
Join us this evening! Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Be part of the conversation and get involved.
Collaboration Station: Wednesday 16 August from 6 – 7:30pm (doors open from 5:45pm) at Cafe Morso, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1GF.
To help us prepare, please register for a free ticket by clicking this link.
Take a look at other community initiatives happening now, written by the people making them happen on the Connecting For Good Cov blog.
Connecting for Good is a movement against isolation and marginalisation in Coventry, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. It forms part of our Sparking Community and Shifting Power work in Coventry and Warwickshire.