working relationally to create social change

About Us

Who we are

Established in 2011 Community Court Yard is a not for profit social enterprise that seeks to create a better world, through the delivery of social education projects which at their core are based around grassroots community engagement, specifically targeting young people and ex-offenders and their families.

What we do

Our work is rooted in challenging the narrative, in order to change the composition of the community by creating connections. Working relationally, bringing people together to create social change.

How we do it

Our work uses a practical, hands on approach. With a focus on social education, it builds capacity by reconnecting people into their communities and utilises collective solutions which unlock potential and create social change for the individual and the wider community.

Our beliefs

Story Telling

We want to change the composition of communities to celebrate talents and develop potential.


For us the best way of bringing about change is through creating a space where each person's authentic voice can be heard.

Co-creativity

Working together to make a good idea great, is fundamental to all of the work that we undertake.

Collectivism

Our work champions collectivism. 


As we know that doing something on your own is all well and good, but if positive social change is to become part of the fabric of society, then people power is needed to make changes that matter sustainable.



The People

The Team

Bianca Todd

Is the founding CEO of Community Court Yard, a graduate in English, sociology and psychology; a JNC qualified youth worker having completed post graduate studies in youth community and play.  A community organiser, who has completed a MA community cohesion management. CELTA qualified teacher, trustee of two national charities. It is her vision that has taken Community Court Yard on this holistic journey which builds capacity, creates resilience, through enabling young people and the significant adults in their lives to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole.

Passionate about the power of stories as a tool to connect and create change
 

Stephen Miller      

Graduate in politics, Trinity CertTesol qualified teacher, charity trustee, director of two not for profit social enterprises. 

Passionate about intercambio approach to learning.
 


Sheila Dunsby 

Specialises as a speech and language practioner with children in primary schools. Focusing on children and young people identified as neuro diverse. 

Passionate about using the arts as a tool to connect and reconnect.

Advisory Board

Transparency and accountability are important. 


Our Advisory Board is a group of volunteers, they act as a critical friend to steer our direction and are an additional check on decision making by Directors. 


The Advisory Board Members have a wealth of knowledge and experience in health, youth work, education, housing and business development. 

Privacy Notice

Additional Information

At Community Court Yard, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. 

This privacy notice explains when and why we collect personal information about people who attend our events and people who have chosen to take part in our research. We may need to make changes to this notice and will provide an up to date notice when changes happen. Any questions regarding this notice should be sent by email to shout@communitycourtyard.org or by calling 07925730772 or by visiting us. 

What Community Court Yard ?

Community Court Yard (CCY) is collective of creative projects designed, developed and delivered by young people and the significant adults in their communities. Community Court Yard is a registered company by guarantee (number 107696918). The registered address is Ron Todd House. 41 Lea Road. Abington. Northampton. NN1 4PE

Community Court Yard has local communities of Northampton at its heart. Our work seeks to bring people together, create a space for authentic voices are heard which lead the way to the creation of projects that bring about social change

What information do we collect?

During your participation in the CCY programme, we may collect, store, and use the following kinds of personal information about you:

  • Contact information: this includes the information that you provided when you registered to the CCY project (i.e. name, surname, email, phone number, address, postcode).
  • Diversity Data: we may ask you to fill in a diversity survey with information about your age, gender, ethnicity, working status, and religion. This allows us to make sure we are reaching everyone. You do not have to provide this information to use the service.
  • Frequency and type of interaction: the number of times you have used our services, how you have interacted with our team; such as visiting one of our CCY buildings, calling or emailing the CCY team, attending any events and projects we have organised and hosted through the CCY programme. We keep daily notes of the type and level of involvement all participants have with the project. This is to allow us to tailor the project to meet the needs of the participants.
  • Interviews, surveys and workshops: we may ask you if you would like to participate in any interviews, workshops and surveys during your participation in the CCY programme. The questions asked through the interviews will be around your CCY experience and the potential effects it has had on your personal development regarding the following aspects of your life: education, employment, community perception, environmental action, mental and physical health. You do not have to take part in this and we will ask for your permission before we collect any further data unless you have already consented to this.

Why do we collect information about you?

  • Communication and updates: we collect your contact information to be able to send relevant communication regarding events we are hosting. If you have agreed to be contacted, then we will use the channel you have agreed to, i.e. by email, phone call or similar technology. If at any time you no longer wish to receive any communication, please let us know and we will not contact you further, unless there is a legal obligation to do so.
  • Making the CCY initiative work for you: the main aim of the CCY program is to make it work for the residents of Barking and Dagenham. This means we will request your feedback. We will produce quarterly developmental evaluation reports to help shape the project as it unfolds.
  • Evaluation on benefits of participation: Evaluation is an important component of EOED. If you agree to be part of our evaluation, we would like to be able to ask you questions about how the EOED programme has benefited you in your daily life. We will invite you to participate in occasional informal interviews, group discussions, and surveys. Your answers to these surveys will be anonymised. You can withdraw your consent or participation from the project at any time.

How and by whom is your personal information collected and who has access to it?

Employees of the Participatory City Foundation, might collect your personal information as mentioned above under what information do we collect?

Further personal information shared specifically through interviews, workshops, and surveys will be collected and accessible to the employees of the Participatory City Foundations’ School Department. Interviews and workshops might be audio recorded for later use. In such case, audio recordings will be transcribed, and data will be anonymised.

In what ways do we publish and share your data?

Evaluation outcomes will be published through quarterly and annual reporting. The reports can be accessed in our shops or online. The reports will not include personal information. We might share personal data with other academic or research organisations if you have provided consent for this purpose. We will list any organisations who will receive any data prior to collecting it.  

Who do we share your personal information with?

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors as far as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. We may also disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Are there any potential risks?

When you give us personal information, we take steps to treat it securely. Any information we collect will be held in our systems or in a locked cabinet.  

Know your rights

You have a choice about if you wish to be contacted by us and if you wish for us to use any of your personal data for our research purposes. We will not contact you or use your data for research unless you have given your consent. You can change your preference at any time by contacting us by any of the following methods:

  • Email ruchit@participatorycity.org
  • Drop by our EOED shops at 55-59 Ripple Road, Barking, London, IG11 7NT, or 116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, London, RM10 9RL.

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