The aim of Redeeming our Communities is to be a catalyst for community transformation by promoting partnerships which open up more opportunities for crime and disorder reduction, and enhanced community cohesion.
We bring together churches, the police, the fire service, local authorities and voluntary agencies to encourage them to work together in positive partnerships for practical change. As a result, statutory agencies have improved access to the support of church groups, and thousands of Christians are enabled to better serve the needs of their community.
This approach, pioneered in Manchester since 1998, has seen crime fall and fresh hope brought to some of the bleakest parts of the UK. Statutory authorities and agencies working in the local community are tapping into the support, expertise and resources we provide, and community groups are adopting proven social transformation strategies from across the country.
Our national meetings, attracting up to 7000 people, have inspired and equipped people from across the UK to work in partnership with the police towards community transformation. Local expressions of ROC exist across the UK and dedicated work is being targeted in 10 major UK cities.