The main purpose of this project is to promote active engagement within our growing multicultural and diversity community that our borough is developing into. The facing the facts a baseline study of the housing and related needs of the BMEs in Essex indicates that there is concern with: cohesion and sustainability Cultural and social isolation and a Lack of groups for council to liaise with Basildon BME population has increased from 5.4% in 2001 to 9.9% in 2007 (ONS Website). 69% of the community voted to leave the EU (Telegraph 24th June 2017). The demographic change, BREXIT and recent events have contributed to community tensions and increase in reported hate crimes. Project aims to building stronger and more resilient community in Basildon. Create better working relationships, develop confidence in working and relating to each other. The project is also aimed at reducing the amount of people in the community holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This is a great idea because sports is a contact sport which is also known to be good for stress relief. The idea is that cohesion and team work techniques will be taught as part of the coaching. Participants will then be expected to put to practice what they have been taught. They will also be asked to provide their understanding and views on what they have learnt. The idea is that participants can be taught how to use sports as an alternative to crime and controlling of anger. 5 days of different sports at the heart of Basildon. Professional coaching for community engagement.
Steps to get it done:
This project will be delivered as part of celebrations for the 30th Celebration of Black History Month in Basildon.
About the space
Basildon is a prosperous business location and has in recent years seen significant inward investment and jobs growth. Throughout Basildon there are major developments planned. There has been an increase in ethnic minority groups moving into Basildon. This has lead to a higher increase in community tensions. Brexit and the recent events have contri
Basildon Borough Council
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