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A tenant-led survey team at one local tower block

The Cost of Living Crisis in Aquarius Tower Blocks

  • September 20, 2022

From 11-16 July, a coalition of organisations in the Aquarius Estate in Hulme, carried out a survey across six tower blocks in response to the mounting cost of living... Continue Reading

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  • September 10, 2022

We are really happy to introduce Dr Vicky Simpson as Network Development Coordinator at CLASS! Vicky began work with us part-time in April this year and is supporting Community... Continue Reading

Community workshop

Community-led development and climate action in Miles Platting

  • August 31, 2022

In 2019, members of Miles Platting Savers travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, for a five-day learning exchange with leaders of Muungano Wa Wanavijiji. Together with delegates from Sharston and Brinnington,... Continue Reading

Community meeting

Surveys for Social Justice: Ageing well in place in inner city Manchester

  • April 27, 2022

This is the story of how a women-led social movement methodology from the Global South has enabled older tower-block tenants in inner-city Manchester to address health and social inequalities... Continue Reading

When CLASS became GLASS by Tina Cribbin

  • April 26, 2022

I came as usual waxing cynical Years of being invisible Leaves no space for hope or Trust Over cups of tea and laughter Or just a quiet chat I... Continue Reading

Tired by Tina Cribbin

  • April 26, 2022

We are so tired… Tired out from being harvested About our “stories” How the vultures from the art, Academia, policy makers too Want to engage with us Sit down... Continue Reading

We are recruiting!

  • February 4, 2022

CLASS has two exciting new roles available to support the deepening and broadening of the Community Savers network, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the Tudor Trust.... Continue Reading

Community Savers secures National Lottery grant

  • December 13, 2021

Community Savers have been awarded a two-year development grant of £209,500 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to deepen and... Continue Reading

Women Thriving: a transformative year for Community Savers

  • December 9, 2021

The announcement of the third national lockdown on 6 January 2021 was not the start to the year that anyone had hoped for… the rollercoaster ride of the COVID-19... Continue Reading

Women having lunch

Women in the lead: why retreats matter for networked community action

  • July 28, 2021

Sophie King, Development Manager at CLASS, explores what the Community Savers-CLASS alliance has learned about the importance of reflection and retreats for women’s community action. I’ve said it before,... Continue Reading