Communities Driving Change

Communities Driving Change is an opportunity for residents and organisations to get involved in local health matters by working together to understand what matters to people living locally, and bring about meaningful change.

When & where?

We are currently learning more about what matters to local communities in:

  • Old Ford Road
  • Burdette Estate
  • Watt’s Grove
Who is it for?

Do you care about local health? Do you have a hidden skill or talent? Are you well connected? Would you like to find out more and meet new people? We’d love to hear from you.


What you’ll be doing

People cycling through the city

Communities Driving Change works with estates, streets, blocks of flats, residents, local businesses, GP surgeries and community groups to understand the issues and priorities affecting local health and well-being in that area.

Local Area Co-Ordinators bring these people together to gather ideas, make plans and help to implement them in ways that the communities themselves can be directly involved in bringing the ideas to life.

In addition to online opportunities for learning and connecting, Communities Driving Change is currently supporting outdoor exercise groups in the area including walking, cycling and aerobics. If you would like to sign up or find out more, email

Activities in your area

Watts Grove and Burdett Estate Community Voting Day projects that are restarting after being put on hold due to Covid-19:

  • SEND Parent and Carers Coffee morning Tuesday Mornings Fortnightly, email Rujie
  • Online Arts and Crafts Club, email Rujie
  • Online Cooking and Healthy Nutrition (Enrolling for new course), email Rujie
Other CDC projects that continue:
  • Monday Cycling group, email John Shore
  • Women Who Walk (Victoria Park), email Mina
  • Watts Grove Walking Group, email Rujie
  • Stressiety – raising awareness of stress and anxiety in young people