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The next UK General Election has been called for 4th July 2024!

View the Citizens UK Manifesto here.


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Our podcast

Everyday People Making Change

Our podcast tells stories of faith leaders, students, teachers and other people who took power back into their own hands through community organising. Together, they overcame injustice and won change on issues that matter: from winning millions of pounds in mental health funding, to convincing Nando's to introduce halal food, and asking City Airport to pay all its workers a real Living Wage.

In the world as it is, communities are too often shut out from decisions, and not involved in finding the best solution to local issues. But these stories prove that everyday people have the ability to shape the world around them by taking action together for the common good.

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Our podcast is hosted by colleagues from across Citizens UK, including Jonathan Cox, Deputy Director; Dilraj Kaur, Community Organiser and Sylvie Pope, Digital Engagement Manager. The host panel is completed by Dr Jason Pandya-Wood, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.

As well as telling remarkable campaign stories, these episodes explain tools and techniques that anyone can use to start making change!

With thanks to Jo Duckles, Acting Public Relations Manager for World Vision UK, former journalist and editor of Citizens UK's Everyday People Making Change podcast.


Episode 6: The Chicken Run

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Episode 5: Millions for mental health

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Episode 4: Living Wage takes off!

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Episode 3: Sink or Swim

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Episode 2: Toilet Triumph

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Episode 1: Reclaim the Metro

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Are you ready to win change?

We hope you're feeling inspired by the stories you've heard on this podcast! Here are three ways you can get involved straight away.

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Being a member of Citizens UK will help your organisation collaborate together with local people, communities, and employers through positive working relationships.

Overcome injustice and work on issues that matter by helping your organisation to become a member of Citizens UK - whether that's your school, university, church, mosque, synagogue, gurdwara, union, employer, charity or other civil society organisation.

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Citizens UK has 500+ member organisations in 18 chapters across the UK - so there's a good chance your school, college, university, faith group or other organisation is already a member. Visit our chapter pages or contact your organisation to find out more and start getting involved in local campaigns.

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Whether you have already completed some local training, or are completely new to community organising, we have training opportunities that will help you develop your leadership skills. This includes training put on by your local chapter, free online webinars and national 3 or 6 day accredited courses.


Join the conversation

Share your thoughts on our podcast and celebrate the leaders' stories of change by using our hashtags #EverydayPeopleMakingChange and #CitizensUKPodcast.

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We campaign on the issues that affect our communities. Find out more about which areas we campaign on and our community-led solutions.