The Community

Engagement

Charity.

Helping you transform your community

ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) empowers local people of goodwill to work together for safer, stronger communities

Our Vision

Our dream is to transform the whole nation from the grassroots through our unique Asset-Based Community Development programme. We work with existing community groups, agencies, local activists and positively motivated residents, helping them discover each other and find new ways to collaborate by pooling resources for the common good.

People Of Goodwill

In every locality, the majority of people share an unspoken aspiration: to live in a safe, strong and kind community. Many groups are working hard to deliver projects that help to address specific needs such as providing positive activities for young people, befriending for lonely people, mentoring for families in distress, practical support with food, clothing and household tasks. The surprising fact is that, in many cases, there is a lack of awareness of the good work being done and little communication between everyone. This means that many projects are under-resourced and even competing with each other.

Working Together

As a neutral facilitator, ROC’s role, when invited by a specific community, is to raise awareness of the existing groups and schemes within the area and help all involved to get to know each other and affirm the good work already underway. Also to share any existing practical needs that could be met by others who have surplus resources. Then to enable round-table discussion of where there may be gaps in provision and explore creative new ways of meeting those needs in new, volunteer-led projects. 

The ROC Conversation

At the core of all our activity is a structured, year-long community engagement programme, the highlight of which is a dynamic, interactive event that overflows with energy and vision and provides a launch-pad for exciting new collaborative work. Click below for a sample of the event.

Transforming Communities

All our community projects have been developed and funded from the resulting ROC Conversation in the community that it has taken place in.

ROC Garden Project

ROC Gardens provides training and employment for unemployed young adults and looks after the gardens of hundreds of social housing residents.

ROC Café

A ROC Café is a safe, fun place for young people to come and build relationships and receive support from positive adult role models.

The FUSE

A community hub which houses a number of projects under one roof. The Centre is locally owned and locally managed.

ROC Mentors

ROC Community Mentoring is a scheme which trains and supports volunteers in the delivery of a community strengthening programme.

ROC Restore

A form of Restorative Justice (RJ) undertaken by community members in facilitated meetings.

ROC Angels

ROC Angels is a global organization that empowers people to improve community safety in nightlife, events, and local areas, with around 100 local projects worldwide.

Projects

Volunteers

CoMMUNITY IMPACT

News & Updates

ROC Road Trip

ROC Road Trip

We have had a great opportunity to speak about our work at various conferences over the summer including; the Devoted conference in Darlington organised by Christ Central network of 45 churches, the Green Pastures conference in Swanwick, Made for Encounter - a network...

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New Mentors Scheme

New Mentors Scheme

We have a brand new project starting in #Sheffield! Our ROC family mentors scheme will start in partnership with MannaHouse charity which is a new charity formed out of Sheffield Community Church. It has been set up to provide social action projects and a ROC Family...

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Become a Festival Angel

Become a Festival Angel

Summer has finally arrived (hopefully!) which means the season of outdoor festivals and events across the UK. Festival Angels, one of the ROC Angels projects, will be out and about at over 60 events and festivals this summer, up from 14 in 2023! Amazing volunteer...

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