ABOUT US

We co-create community spaces in Halifax UK where everyone is welcome.
 

We embrace our uniqueness and diversity.

However you identify in terms of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, language, health or background, and whatever your financial situation, you are welcome here. We need all of us, we celebrate our differences.

We strengthen our solidarity and resilience.

As we come together and create more connections between us and our communities, we grow stronger and more resilient in the face of adversity. "There is more in common than that which divides us."​

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Our Mission

We are on a mission to co-create a vibrant, diverse and resilient community in Halifax where everyone is welcome.

Together we will co-create conditions where all of us can relax, thrive, be authentic and fully express ourselves and our unique gifts.

Through the spaces we create for different groups and this connections made between us, we will grow a strong network that is more resilient and free.

Our Vision

There will be many more spaces in Halifax where people can meet people, express themselves, support each other and share resources.

We will be more resilient in times of crisis, and experience more joy and connection that is not limited by any aspect of our identity or access to resources.

 

Our community will be more equitable and working together for liberation for all.

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Who this is for

Multiple challenges including the hostile immigration system and the cost of living crisis are hitting many of us hard. Many of us feel isolated, or with limited choices. In creating more links between us and our communities we can find more joy and resilience even in hard times.

We intentionally create spaces that are designed for and with people who are often marginalised for an aspect of their identity or way of being. This includes spaces for specific groups including LGBTQ+ community, and spaces where different ethnicity and languages are centred. We run our spaces on a 'pay what you can' basis so that access to resources is not a barrier to inclusion.​

Read more about our current values and boundaries here >

There are amazing support services in the city that provide amazing specialist support and respond urgent needs. We are not a support service - we will signpost to those services as needed and provide a next step for people who are ready. We work alongside St Augustine's Centre, Valley of Sanctuary, Halifax Community Fridge, The Outback, Stand Up to Racism and others, linking our communities of support. We welcome links with other groups, and anyone who wants to join us independently or with friends.

 

We are also linked with the More In Common Network - a network of groups around the country who share Jo Cox's belief that "we have more in common than that which divides us'".

 

#EnoughIsEnough #MoreInCommon

Who we are

Halifax Unity is a new CIC co-founded by Viv Slack (she/her) and Jaden Adams (he/him). 

We are a growing network of people living in Halifax who want to connect, organise and do more to unite our communities. We support each other, show up in solidarity, encourage each other, co-create new projects, make decisions together and take action. 

We want this community to be co-created by a diverse, wild and loving group of unique individuals who share our values. We will dream, organise and act together for a world that works for all. 

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