“This campaign really boosted my ideas on how to engage with the community”
Written by Corinna from True Colours Community
I found that the Looking Out For Our Neighbours campaign really boosted my ideas on how to engage with the community, and kick started a lot of really positive activities and events. We painted positive words like ‘You matter’ on rocks and put them around the area, outside people’s houses. It was an easy, small thing to do but we had a really positive response, people told us they really liked them.
We’ve held a lot of community events like fashion shows, Christmas productions and half-term creative mornings. The events are all really well attended and do a lot to boost the sense of community. I put the posters up in our church hall so other people could know about the campaign and this helped to remind everyone to think about their neighbours.
In the area I live, a lot of people are really busy, they work hard and feel disconnected from the other people in their community. So campaigns like this really help to make a difference.