April 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
Online Event
Shift Youth + Community

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If you haven’t already signed up – it would be amazing if you could be part of it! A conversation like this is only as good as the sum of those who take part. So come and join in, have your voice heard!

Everything you need to know you will find below.


Do you live, work, socialise or have an interest in Reading?  If so, read on…

On Wednesday 28th April 2021, ROC are coming to Reading and you are invited to join the ROC conversation, which will be taking place virtually online via Zoom. There will be two identical events, one at 2pm and the second at 7pm.


Who are ROC?

Redeeming Our Communities is a national charity founded in 2004 with over 150 projects throughout the UK. The charity’s main aim is to bring about localised community transformation by creating sustainable and strategic partnerships, which open up opportunities for crime and disorder reduction and improved community cohesion.

This partnership approach has seen crime and anti-social behaviour fall and fresh hope brought to some of the most deprived and challenging areas of the UK, urban and rural alike.

ROC brings together community groups, charities, multi-faith organisations, statutory partners such as education, social care, youth services, police, fire service, local authorities and voluntary agencies to encourage them to work together in positive partnerships for practical ‘on the ground’ change.

As a result, statutory agencies have improved access to the support available through the network of the local community, charitable and multi-faith support groups.   Thousands of volunteers are enabled to better serve the needs of their community. This idea is proving to be even more valuable in the light of the current economic climate and the Big Society.

It aims to bring the strategic partnerships and third sector groups together cohesively in order to enable those in need support can receive it at the right time in the right place with a holistic approach to their needs.

What is a ROC Conversation?

A ROC Conversation is a structured community engagement event that brings together local people to celebrate all the good things happening in the community and explore practical ways of doing more.  A ROC Conversation is a 2 hour structured community engagement event that invites members of the community to gather and discuss the specific needs of their community, and explore practical ways of meeting those needs. We invite:

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • School and Youth representatives
  • Volunteer groups
  • Police & Fire Services
  • Faith groups
  • Councillors and MPs

Safer, Kinder Communities
ROC’s mission is to support and build upon community resilience by inspiring and supporting groups to work together.

A ROC Conversation achieves this by:

  • Connecting local community members, volunteers & statutory agencies
  • Celebrating all the good things taking place in your community
  • Raising awareness of the current needs of your community
  • Exploring potential solutions and resources required to meet current needs
  • Creating a network of people passionate about improving your community
  • Identifying & utilising existing skillsets and resources in your community
  • Kick-starting new projects in your community

Who can attend?

The simple answer to this is ANYONE can attend.

ROC works with many difference agencies including public services, statutory authorities, schools, businesses, community organisations and churches. People who agree that communities are important and that we can all play our part. People from different backgrounds, with different beliefs and different cultural influences who all share a common vision: to make their community stronger.  The common vision enables them to look beyond their differences and pool their energies and resources.

If you have already booked your free place, we look forward to welcoming you to the ROC Conversation.

If you would like to register for your free place, please click on the button below:

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ROC Conversation aims to bring the strategic partnerships and third sector groups together cohesively in order to enable those in need support can receive it at the right time in the right place with a holistic approach to their needs.

Please consider joining in – we can only achieve substantial results if people attend and have their say. If you’re personally unable to come, how about sending a representative?

We’re hoping to see you then!