Citizens UK Birmingham is an independent community organising alliance of 29 member faith, education, community, social enterprise and trade union institutions. Our mission is to develop local leaders, strengthen local organisations which are the lifeblood of their communities and make change.
Our member communities are deeply rooted in their local areas. These schools, universities, churches, mosques, synagogues, parent groups, health trusts, charities and unions, are important civic institutions which connect every day to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Through the method of Community Organising we enable communities and local leaders to develop their voice and come together with the power and strategy to make real change.
This leads to hundreds of neighbourhood improvements - from zebra crossings outside primary schools to reopening renovated public toilets in cemeteries.
And our work has led to some of the biggest campaign impacts in the UK, such as the Living Wage with its £1.3 billion of wages won for low-paid workers, or successful campaigns to persuade the Government to stop exploitative lending by capping the cost of credit; or introducing a law to prevent the detention of children for immigration purposes.