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Below are all the latest news stories from Community Links.  You can also access our latest press releases, and see our latest media coverag

Grant awarded to help people take back control of their lives

Grant awarded to help people take back control of their lives

Community Links has been awarded a grant of £486,024 as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Help Through Crisis’ programme which is supporting 59 projects across England. As one of nine projects working in London, Community Links will work with vulnerable people in Newham to tackle the underlying causes of their crisis through advice on issues such… Read more.

Youngsters from our Asta hub take on waste in Canning Town

Youngsters from our Asta hub take on waste in Canning Town

Great to see our children from Asta Community Hub's Play Project took part in a royal clean up inititative with CleanupUK  As part of the Clean For The Queen campaign ahead of The Queen's 90th Birthday, fiftten 5-11 year olds from our Asta community hub cleared ten bags of litter from their neighbouring estate in Canning Town. The litter pick was run in partnership with CleanupUK's… Read more.

Putting the public back into public service markets

Putting the public back into public service markets

At last week’s Institute for Government (IFG) event in the series on ‘Where next for public service markets?’ our chief executive Geraldine Blake stressed that relationships between front-line workers and service users is critical. When describing a programme in Newham that engaged users in the running of commissioned… Read more.

Recruiting a new Chief Executive

Recruiting a new Chief Executive

We are looking for an exceptional Chief Executive who can help us turn our new strategy vision into reality and take us through the next stage of development. After more than a decade at Community Links, our current Chief Executive has concluded that it is the right time to pass on the baton to new leadership as she takes her step to join the Community Links Development Board.  Through Gantenby-Sanderson, we are recruiting for a Chief Executive who will bring fresh energy towards… Read more.

Handing on the baton

Handing on the baton

Geraldine says: “It’s been a privilege to lead Community Links. We’ve drawn strength and direction from our mission and values as we have met the swift reduction in public sector income, redesigning our activities with the people we serve, sharing our local experience nationally to shape the environment we work in, and doubling our independent and trading income. We are launching our new strategy in the Spring which will include an entrepreneurial development of our main building… Read more.

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