Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.
We are the home of community organising in the UK. Our members are schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, parents groups, health practices and other diverse institutions in London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Birmingham, Tyne and Wear, Wales and Leeds.
We help these members to develop leaders, so they can participate in public life and hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them.
Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities.
Our vision is for a healthy democracy with civil society at its heart.
What is Community Organising?
Community Organising is based on the principle that when people work together they have the power to change their neighbourhoods, cities, and ultimately the country for the better. We work with people who want to transform the world, from what it is to what they believe it should be. To do this we listen to our members, asking them about their concerns and developing strategies to improve our communities. We ensure that civil society is at the negotiating table alongside the market and state, so that our communities are included in the decisions that affect them.