On the 30th November 2019, we will be holding our next summit on Addressing Youth Exploitation and Violence in Birmingham at St Luke’s Church Birmingham (here). It follows from our July summit as well as the series of learning events across 150 Big Local areas in 2018-2019.


Who is the summit for?

The summit is for residents, volunteers and partners from across the country who are working in Big Local areas/neighbourhoods that are affected by violence and youth related crime, and who wish to:

  • Share what is happening at the local level and reflect upon what is happening nationally
  • Build an understanding of other areas and gauge what is working well in other parts of the country
  • Share, discuss and develop lessons and ideas that can be taken back to partnerships and neighbourhood
  • Explore successes, challenges and ideas for solutions


How to book a place?

To book a place, please fill out the form below. We will then send an invoice to your Big Local, this will reserve your place. Once the invoice has been paid you will receive a confirmation email and your place will be booked.



Event information:

Date: Saturday 30th November 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Address: St Luke’s Church, Great Colmore St, Birmingham B15 2AT



The cost of the day is £179pp + VAT


Who is running the event?

The event is being run by Sian Penner of Sian Penner Associates and Paul Bragman of Community and Economic Regen. They have extensive experience of working collaboratively with communities and working with the GLA on the development of the London Violence Reduction Unit, directly with communities experiencing serious youth violence and facilitating learning and networking in this area. For more information please visit our new Serious Youth Violence page here.


At this summit, Paul and Sian will be assisted by youth co-facilitators. One of those who will be co-producing and co-facilitating is Ahmed Mohammad from You Vs You. He does some amazing work and has an interesting story. You can hear more about Ahmed below:



Another person who will be co-producing and co-facilitating is Javaun Bance from the Peer Outreach Team. He does some fantastic work and has an interesting story. You can hear more about Javaun below:


What people say from the last summit

We wanted to share with you some previous Summit participants’ testimonials:

“The main thing for me that has come out of this, is that although we are residents, we all have something to contribute and to learn from each other whatever stage we are in.”


“It is about different people with different ideas of how to do things and even though they may not consider themselves to be brilliant, the ideas that come out of that collective thinking are very powerful.”


“…people who were talking about their own experiences – it was really powerful to hear what are the problems other people are facing and how you collectively solve them.”



Are travel expenses covered and booked?

Local Trust will pay travel expenses and can support in booking of travel too if need be. If you would like Big Local to support in the booking of travel please contact programmes@localtrust.org.uk.


Is accommodation covered and booked?

Local Trust will pay for accommodation if you are travelling more than 90 miles to the event. They can also support in the booking of accommodation too if need be. If you would like Big Local to support in the booking of accommodation, please contact programmes@localtrust.org.uk.


What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?

The location of the summit is a 15-minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station. The map displaying the walking route is available here. There is also a bus (No.80) which you can get from the station to Bath Row then it is a 2 minute walk from there to St Luke’s Church. There are also 25 on-site parking spaces.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions or queries, you can contact Tim at tim@communityregen.net.


Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

You don’t have to print your ticket, but you do need to ensure you book a place in advance!


What is the cancellation policy?

We are asking for 14 days cancellation notice prior to the date. So, for this event the latest we can accommodate cancellations are the 16th November 2019.