Commission for Social Responsibility (CSR) Work
There are also sets of links to other sites dealing with these work strands.
Working with local people in four deprived areas in the Diocese to offer the most effective support for initiatives to reduce poverty. The Mission Development Officer (Society) is also the Diocesan Link Officer for the Church Urban Fund and is keen to explore with parishes their ideas for community engagement which require small funds for feasibility studies or start-up costs.
CSR wishes to see more affordable housing made available, particularly in rural areas and encourages the use of church land for housing. See Commission for Social Responsibility - Publications for a booklet on affordable housing.
The Community, Criminality and Justice Group is supporting the Deprived Communities work by offering expertise and experience of the criminal justice system.
Economic Development and Regeneration
Promoting sustainable economic activity and pastoral care for working people through:
Black Country Urban Industrial Mission (BCUIM)
Chaplaincy for Agricultural and Rural Life (CARL)
Faith at Work in Worcestershire (FWW)
Gypsy, Roma Traveller Communities
Working with partners to help improve the conditions for Gypsy, Roma and traveller communities. Current issues include - accommodation, education, health, social care, young people and racial justice.
The Mission Development Officer (Society) co-ordinates diocesan responses to local and regional planning consultations.
Working in partnership with statutory agencies, deaneries and parishes to try to improve conditions and pastoral and social support for migrant workers.
Visitors and Tourism
The Mission Development Officer (Society) can be approached for information on a range of social issues and for statistical information, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation, in relation to local areas within the diocese.