Pat has retired from his position as Chair of Rotherham Federation. Pat said “It is ten years ago since I first became acquainted with Rotherham Federation whilst I was on the Board of 2010. Since then I have spent most of my time trying to find ways of making it a better and more efficient Company and Charity, not always to everyone’s liking. I have loved every minute of my time at Rotherham Federation and I hope that it is now a better and more efficient place to be and can grow even more.”
The Future of Social Housing was the theme of a major Rotherham Federation meeting on Friday 26th January 2018, attended by over 100 people. As well as speakers, there were workshops on a number of themes including building more social housing, who is social housing for, the perception of social housing tenants and the role of tenants’ voices.
Congratulations to Enid Watson who has been elected by secret ballot of members attending our general meeting on 26th January 2018 onto the Repairs and Maintenance Contract Re-Tender Steering Group.
Rotherham Federation is now one of 20 Social Action Hubs around the country. Social action hubs are locally rooted community organisations which support people to contribute to and create a better community and build a more democratic society.
Rotherham Federation of Communities held a coffee morning on Thursday 2nd November 2017 to share our aspirations for Springwell Gardens Community Centre. The Federation is hoping to take on a long term lease of the building – offering more services and facilities and services to groups both locally and from around the Borough.
The Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network is a group of volunteer, partners and agencies working together around the Borough to ensure improved digital inclusion. The network has been facilitating digital inclusion partnership working in Rotherham for 3 years and holds meetings bi-monthly facilitated by Rotherham Federation of Communities. The meetings are attended by volunteers but also some representation from agencies – for instance Age UK Rotherham and RMBC.