Bringing local residents together with Community Living

As part of its ongoing commitment to community engagement, the university is proud to be opening a new Community Living hub for Selly Oak.

This exciting new space in Bournbrook Pavilion is open to all who live, work, and study in the local area. It’s a space for all residents to engage with one another, learn new skills, seek advice and explore the issues facing the whole community.

Leading the project is Claire Bent, the university’s new Community Engagement Manager. Claire has a background in community leadership, youth and student work and the not-for-profit sector, and she’s passionate about reinforcing a strong, mutually valuable relationship between the university and its neighbours.

Claire Bent

Community Engagement Manager

“We want the Community Living hub to be at the heart of the local community for all residents of Selly Oak. We’re excited to have this wonderful space, and we’re looking forward to joining with the local community in serving the area, figuring out how we can live, work and thrive together.”

Community Living hub: services and vision

The Community Living hub will provide a wide range of services to the local community.

Drop-in sessions will allow residents to gain advice and support from community groups, local police teams, housing services and many more.

The will be information and learning opportunities available, to provide support with recycling, safety and security. Local businesses will also be involved, providing networking opportunities.

Ultimately, however, it’s hoped that the hub’s range of uses will be guided by the community, to help meet their specific needs or wants. 

Get involved

If you have ideas about more ways to use the Community Living hub to support the Selly Oak community, or if you’d like to get directly involved, contact Claire Bent.

Community Living Hub
Bournbrook Pavilion
48 Aston Webb Blvd
B15 2GR

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