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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

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

Bonus episode: Navigating legal structures

9/22/2020
In our last episode we learnt about a Windmill that had taken on charity status to better serve the local community. In this bonus episode Sheffield Live's Steve Buckley gives us a gentle introduction to legal structures.

Duration:00:08:30

How a windmill helped a community in lockdown

9/8/2020
In this episode, we’re heading to South London. We're learning how a group of locals united to restore an unusual local landmark and more recently, supply hundreds of bags of flour for a community in lockdown. We’re off to the Brixton Windmill!

Duration:00:23:15

Bonus episode: how to raise community shares

8/25/2020
In our last episode we heard from Rebecca McIntyre from the Anglers Rest pub in Derbyshire. Today, she's back to give us some essential tips about how to raise community shares and save a local asset.

Duration:00:08:14

We saved a pub!

8/11/2020
The Anglers Rest in Bamford is a treasured pub where people from around the Peak District go not only to eat and drink, but to socialise, share stories and listen to live music. In 2012, the pub came under threat and the community decided to take action. Today’s podcast tells the tale of how a determined group in Derbyshire saved the last pub in their village and reignited the community’s spirit.

Duration:00:22:56

Introducing: Then One Day...

8/6/2020
The new series from Power to Change, coming soon.

Duration:00:01:38

Powering our future: how community energy groups are tackling the climate crisis

7/31/2019
As temperatures soar and global resources come increasingly under threat, the reality of the climate crisis has never been clearer. In this episode, we explore how communities can run their own renewable energy projects, such as YEALM and Brighton Energy and reinvest the profits into their community. Show Notes: The Next Generation programme is a £1m+ fund and expert support programme, created by Power to Change to pioneer innovative community-led energy projects and business models....

Duration:00:24:34

Trailer: Powering our future: how community energy groups are tackling climate change

7/22/2019
As temperatures soar and global resources come increasingly under threat, the reality of climate change has never been clearer. In this episode, we explore how communities can run their own renewable energy projects, such as YEALM and Brighton Energy and reinvest the profits into their community.

Duration:00:01:33

Loving the whole rainbow: how community businesses can be inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ and beyond

6/30/2019
To celebrate Pride month, we’re shining a light on how community businesses can be places where people can explore their sexuality & gender identity safely. In this episode, we visit the Proud Trust’s Sidney Street community café in Manchester to find out how this LGBTQ+ venue creates opportunities for everyone. Show Notes: Find out more about Sidney Street Cafe - https://www.theproudtrust.org/sidney-street-cafe/ Find out Why #PrideMatters to Community Business...

Duration:00:24:02