Spaces of Hope has grown organically from a fledgling initiative in the local church in Stockport, to a movement commissioned to support the Community, Voluntary, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector across Stockport.
Spaces of Hope has curated a new model for dialogue, hospitality and connection across systems, sectors and society, using a framework, processes and principles that inspire new practices in our communities based on what we all believe in and value the most.
Spaces of Hope has grown by embracing difference in the way we work, build relationships and evidencing the impact of this new way of working. With support from our public sector partners in Stockport, we identified a specific set of tools and way of modelling greater connectivity and collaboration in our community hubs across Stockport. Since then we have been working with 'curators' of community hubs; buildings, projects and networks, to encourage more healthy and hopeful hubs that combat social isolation and loneliness.
In 2018, we are delivering the Spaces of Hope Hubs Network across Stockport, offering a relational and principled process starting with taking personal responsibility and traveling through to cultivating connectivity across the sector.
In 2018 we have worked with over 100 people serving their communities across 60 organisations, in Stockport alone, all seeking a different approach to connecting society. Feedback for the sessions Spaces of Hope has delivered ranges from 'Dangerously Transformational' through to 'Really Nice Cake'. A third of people responding to our surveys also told us that not only have they generated new relationships and understood more about how to connect their beliefs and values to their work, but they have also generated new work as a result of their connection with Spaces of Hope. Sound good? Get in touch... ;)
Hubs Network Events 2018