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Then One Day… explores the moment when communities come together. From saving local landmarks, to creating life changing services in times of need – we’ll be meeting leaders from across the community business world who have spotted extraordinary opportunities to create positive change in their own neighbourhoods. Join host Veronica Gordon as she finds out what it takes to launch a successful community-led organisation and hear about the passion, grit and collective spirit that goes into getting these inspiring projects off the ground. Brought to you by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England. A Pixiu Production

Then One Day… explores the moment when communities come together. From saving local landmarks, to creating life changing services in times of need – we’ll be meeting leaders from across the community business world who have spotted extraordinary opportunities to create positive change in their own neighbourhoods. Join host Veronica Gordon as she finds out what it takes to launch a successful community-led organisation and hear about the passion, grit and collective spirit that goes into getting these inspiring projects off the ground. Brought to you by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England. A Pixiu Production

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United Kingdom

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Then One Day… explores the moment when communities come together. From saving local landmarks, to creating life changing services in times of need – we’ll be meeting leaders from across the community business world who have spotted extraordinary opportunities to create positive change in their own neighbourhoods. Join host Veronica Gordon as she finds out what it takes to launch a successful community-led organisation and hear about the passion, grit and collective spirit that goes into getting these inspiring projects off the ground. Brought to you by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England. A Pixiu Production

Language:

English


Episodes

Life out of lockdown

7/13/2021
In the final episode of the series, Notts County Foundation's CEO, Ian Boyd, is back to tell us what he's learnt whilst trying to run a charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:10:04

The business of wellbeing

6/29/2021
In this episode of Then One Day, Veronica is joined by three community business champions to discuss nurturing wellbeing in our neighbourhoods and protecting the mental health of those who are making a difference. Panelists include: Lucy Dosser (Growing Sudley), Jabo Butera (Diversity Business Incubator) and Rachael Welford (Welford Wellbeing).

Duration:00:35:17

How to engage with your local community

6/15/2021
Community businesses rely on local people getting involved whether as volunteers, staff, or service users. But how do you encourage people from the community to take part? It could be things like referrals, advertising or making sure your staff team represents your area. In this episode, Veronica Gordon is joined by Krysia Williams, Community Coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, to explore how best to spread the word about your business.

Duration:00:08:25

More than football

6/1/2021
Veronica meets the people behind Notts County Foundation, the charitable arm of the oldest football club in the world, Notts County FC. Over the past two years the foundation has been on a mission to prove that they are more than just football after discovering that many locals did not know what they did. In this episode we discover how the charity is helping people recover from cancer, Altzheimers and in one instance, even saving a lives.

Duration:00:25:47

How to run a business that can brave the elements

5/18/2021
Today, we’re taking the plunge and exploring how to run a community business that’s focused on outdoor activity and sport. Veronica Gordon speaks to Nick Jones, Co-Founder of South Shields Surf School. How does he navigate the health and safety issues linked to running a surf school? How does he persuade locals to give surfing a go? And what happens to the business when winter comes around?

Duration:00:09:11

Bikes without barriers

5/4/2021
In this episode, Veronica Gordon hears from two organisations who are harnessing the freedom and joy of cycling to help people in their communities. We’re heading into the workshop of a fantastic organisation called the Bristol Bike Project to meet Krysia Williams, their Community and Communications Coordinator and pedalling onto the cycle track at the Capital of Cycling in Bradford to speak to their Director David Robinson.

Duration:00:27:09

Bonus episode: how to adapt to meet the changing needs of your community

4/20/2021
One Voice Blackburn's chairman, Abrar Hussain, offers up some tips on how to adapt your business model to the ever changing needs of your local community.

Duration:00:08:45

The surf school that put South Shields on the map

4/13/2021
Passionate surfer Nick Jones runs South Shields Surf School on Sand Haven beach in the North East of the UK. His school doesn’t just help local surf fans practise their skills, Nick gets young people, disadvantaged families and people with disabilities all into the ocean to have fun, grow in confidence and improve their wellbeing. In this episode presenter Veronica Gordon hears from Nick about how local people convinced him to make his business more community focused; she chats to Mandie...

Duration:00:30:41

Bonus episode: How to buy community buildings

3/23/2021
Nudge's Hannah Sloggett is back to give us some insider tips on how to buy community assets and give them a new lease of life.

Duration:00:09:42

United by One Voice

3/8/2021
In this episode we hear from an organisation that is changing the aspirations and mental health of their local young people... One Voice at a time. One Voice Blackburn was set up in 2011 by a group of locals who wanted to inspire their young people to believe in themselves and value their local community through activities, events, support and charitable campaigns.

Duration:00:20:59

Bonus episode: Working with children

2/23/2021
In this episode we hear from Caroline Afolabi-Deleu, the Founding Director of Success4All, a Newcastle-based charity that is fighting for education equality. Caroline will be offering up her top tips on how to set up a community business that puts children first.

Duration:00:08:15

Revolution in the Bookshop

2/9/2021
Today we head to Veronica's hometown of Southampton, to learn about a bookshop that has been serving it's local community for 44 years. We'll find out how the shop has had to adapt through the ages, from fending off bailiffs to making international news.

Duration:00:18:48

Bonus episode: Setting up a food business

1/26/2021
Farhad Negipooran from Derby’s Food and Education Enterprise offers up his top 5 tips on what to look out for when setting up a community food business.

Duration:00:08:26

Unity on Union Street

1/12/2021
In this episode we meet Hannah Sloggett and Wendy Hart, from Nudge Community Builders and learn how they're reviving Plymouth's neglected Union Street by nudging along one building at a time.

Duration:00:23:24

Bonus episode: How to create self managing teams

12/15/2020
In 2020 businesses have had to rely on their staff to motivate and manage themselves, from CEOs to the most junior members of the team, everyone has had to adapt to keep the wheels turning throughout this pandemic. For NEDCare's Julia Darby, it was clear that she was trying to take on too much by attempting to oversee every element of the business. Something had to change, so she implemented a new ethos of self management throughout NEDCare. In this episode Julia gives us her top 5 tips on...

Duration:00:06:03

Caring for your community

12/1/2020
Today we head to North East Dartmoor to hear from a community who took care work into their own hands after being let down by external care providers. North East Dartmoor Care (NEDCare) goes out of it's way to serve the local community... from the four wheel drive volunteers who deliver carers to work safely in the snow, to the locals going out of their way to take elderly clients up onto the blustery Moors. Now they want to help other communities do the same.

Duration:00:21:09

Bonus episode: how to reach your community in lockdown

11/17/2020
As we’re in the depths of another lockdown, you might be wondering how your organisation can connect with and serve your community in new and safe ways. Upper Norwood Library Hub in South East London has done just that. They’ve moved much of their busy events schedule online. In this bonus episode, we’re hearing from Galina Rin and Margaret Adjaye at the library. The team tell us how they started live streaming events online to provide for and connect with their community during lockdown.

Duration:00:09:45

Storms, community shares and the lido that keeps surviving

11/3/2020
Jubilee Pool in Penzance is a striking art deco salt-water lido, built in the 1930s. It has always been a very special part of the Cornish community until disaster struck in 2014. A devastating storm nearly destroyed the outdoor pool and forced it to close. Since then, the community have come together not only to save the lido but to ensure swimmers can get their well-being fix all year round, come rain wind or snow.

Duration:00:26:54

Bonus episode: how to get the best out of your volunteers

10/20/2020
Today we are joined again by Abigail Holsborough from the Brixton Windmill to give us her top 5 tips on how to get the best out of your volunteers.

Duration:00:06:49

We took on the fashion industry

10/6/2020
In this episode we learn about a group of women who are fighting against the growing fast fashion industry in Manchester by creating a sustainably conscious community hub.

Duration:00:19:40