TThis project was organised within seven weeks with no budget, just a passion for change. We had the support of circuit DJs who donated their time and energy to support such a great cause and local community sponsoring some parts of the day.
LONDON UNITY FESTIVAL – 2017 – Bringing Communities together through the power of music and dance
Vision – a unified approach to building communities.
Our vision is for London Unity to be a central hub spot for all organisations, families and young people.
We aim to develop events that will bring different groups from across the capital together to build cohesive and consistent grass roots approaches to serious youth violence.
We aim to create positive alternatives for young people by embracing the saying, ’it takes a village to raise a child’
We aim to create ways to communicate with each other and the public and ensure that young people know how to access support wherever they are.
To bring organisations from across London together collectively and work as a unit to tackle the problems that are on all our streets!
The website WWW.LONDONUNITYDAY.COM to be a central hub for all organisations with a link to websites and social media.
There are children being injured or killed by other children every day. There are many organisations working on the streets and in the communities that deal with these issues and the underlying causes every day. However, they are often working in isolation.
Funding for youth services is being cut by local authorities across the board and the services dealing with the aftermath (looked after services, YJS and social services) are stretched to the max.
By bringing groups together we can share resources and skills and create a collective voice for communities.
We will develop a pan-London network of organisations that can effectively provide solutions to the problem and have a real impact.
Whilst gaining understanding of the causes of these issues we can utilise the experiences and expertise of these groups.
However, we need to change the tone of the conversation and also focus on the positive.
Whilst ensuring that the issues are raised and dealt with strategically we need to provide young people with a platform, parents with support and skills and communities with opportunities.
By working together, we can do this.
FUN DAY – This will be a positive event to promote the work of all the groups involved, bring families and communities together and provide opportunities for young people and attract volunteers and new partners.
To network and build mentoring groups under one umbrella to work closely with young people and to work with schools and youth projects.