Community cohesion lies at the heart of what makes a safe and strong community. It must be delivered locally through creating strong community networks, based on principles of trust and respect for local diversity, and nurturing a sense of belonging and confidence in local people.
Seekers work with our clients to explore their goals and aspirations and to discover the community they wish to develop. Seekers provide our clients with opportunities to explore their past, present, future ambitions, and to discover sustainable pathways to creatively connect, engage and support their community.
Through working with Seekers collaborators and with our community. Seekers make things happen. Seekers embed community cohesion principles throughout local life and bring about real change to the lives of the people living in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
We create innovative ideas and themes that connect the client to their community. This is a collaborative process and delivers creative ideas that meet the needs of the client and community.
Building cohesive communities brings huge benefits by creating a society in which people from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can live and work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding.
We develop our ideas in conjunction with our community partners using our local network. This is usually a series of meetings with groups we already connect with and establish new relationships.
Effectively delivering community cohesion tackles the fractures in society which may lead to conflict and ensures that the gains which changing communities bring are a source of strength to local areas.
Our events can either be a series of creative activities or one singular activity to culminate the creative part of our service. These events will include all previous partners in the project as agreed with the client.
Seekers love getting together with our community to celebrate Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity of our ‘Diverse City Trails’ once our program has completed we finish the project with a celebration of all that we have achieved together.
We celebrate with our collaborators and include the wider community to shine a light on those communities and extend the impact of the project to the wider community.