Black Thrive Lambeth to hold first CommUNITY Assembly

16 September 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

Community Safety - Voluntary and community sector

The Black Thrive Partnership is inviting residents to take part in the first community assembly to highlight its work supporting Lambeth’s black communities this weekend.

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Black Thrive Lambeth to hold first CommUNITY Assembly

The partnership works to address inequality within the borough by bringing together different organisations and individuals to address issues around mental health, employment, and training within the community.

The event is aimed at showcasing the work of the Black Thrive Partnership and will feature keynote speeches, presentations as well as activities for residents to participate in.

The council is supporting the CommUNITY Assembly in its capacity as a Black Thrive Lambeth board member and will host the day-long summit at the Lambeth Assembly Rooms.

Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Lambeth’s Cabinet member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety, said: “This event is a valuable way of highlighting the important work Black Thrive Lambeth has done over the last few years to reduce the health and social inequalities facing our black communities.

“I hope the day will provide a useful insight into the work that has already been done as well as its priorities and plans for the future. I would encourage anyone who is passionate about these issues to come along and learn more about the innovative approach taken by Black Thrive Lambeth.”

The CommUNITY Assembly will address topics such as young peoples’ mental health, including their social and emotional wellbeing, as well as issues around stop and search and employment.

There will also be opportunities to take part in activities such as partnership workshops and a quiz during the afternoon.

For more information visit the event page to book your place.