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6 days to go

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Hurry, just 7 FREE tickets remain…  first come first served.

Book NOW through the event info page!

Keynote speakers:

Karen Buck MP, Neale Coleman – Mayoral Adviser, Danny Kruger – Only Connect


Geraldine Blake – Community Links, Gabriel Bristow – New Economics Foundation, Patricia Byczek – New Horizon, Steve Hilditch – Red Brick housing blog and SHOUT, Neil Johnston – Paddington Development Trust, Chanté Joseph – British Youth Council, Joanna Kennedy – Z2K, Sharon Long – Partnership for Young London, Marjorie Mayo – Goldsmiths University, Angela Singhate – Queen’s Park Community Council, Andy Watson – Walterton and Elgin Community Homes, Maryam Zonousi – Expert by Experience.

Project Resilience

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The LGIU’s ‘Project resilience’ went online today – visit their website or read the report in the downloads section of this site.  Report author Andrew Walker will be at the Summit.


Is work working for young people?

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AltGen’s Gabriel Bristow is talking at the Community Summit.  AltGen supports 18-29 year olds to set up workers co-ops as a collaborative and empowering solution to youth unemployment.

The impact of austerity

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Confirmed speakers

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The Summit is generating much interest and the following speakers have generously confirmed their participation – it promises to be an exciting challenge!


Karen Buck MP,

Neale Coleman (Mayoral Adviser Olympic Legacy and Tottenham Regeneration),

Danny Kruger (CEO Only Connect & West London Zone)


Resilient Communities

Geraldine Blake (CEO Community Links),

Angela Singhate (Chairman Queen’s Park Community Council & CEO Tell It Parents Action Group)

Marjorie Mayo (Emeritus Professor of Community Development, Goldsmiths University)


Steve Hilditch (Editor Red Brick housing blog & Spokesperson for SHOUT the campaign for social housing)

Joanna Kennedy (CEO Zaccheus 2000)

Andy Watson (CEO Walterton and Elgin Community Homes – WECH)

Jobs and Economy

Gabriel Bristow (Social Policy Team, New Economics Foundation & Co-founder AltGen)

Neil Johnston (CEO Paddington Development Trust)

Maryam Zonousi (CEO Expert by Experience & Founder Interdisciplinary Incubator @ South Bank University)

Young People

Chanté Joseph (Vice Chair, British Youth Council)

Danny Kruger (CEO, Only Connect & West London Zone)

Sharon Long (Director, Partnership for Young London)



Housing Crisis

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Z2K supports families affected by the housing crisis and the benefits cap.  Their CEO Joanna Kennedy is speaking on housing at the Summit.  This film gives an idea of the issues their clients are facing.  The effect on health and education as well as the toll on the resilience of the community is critical.


A venue with verve

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Padd Arts


Thanks to Steve, Sharon and the gang for all your help!


Ticket update

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The FREE tickets to this event are going fast.  Once these are exhausted only a limited number of tickets will be available for a discretionary donation!

To apply for a free ticket please use the contact form on this site.