We want Community Living to be at the heart of the local community for all residents of Selly Oak. We’re excited to have this wonderful space, and we’re looking forward to joining with the local community in serving the area, figuring out how we can live, work and thrive together.Claire Bent, Community Engagement Manager, University of Birmingham
Our vision is for Selly Oak to be a thriving community in which Local Residents, Businesses, and Students, flourish and live well, and for the University of Birmingham to take its place within this thriving community in collaboration with all those who live and work in the area.
Community Living exists to work with all members of the local community – students and local residents alike – to help make Selly Oak a better place to live and work.
Trust, Transparency, and Integrity
We will operate with honesty, openness and in the best interests of the whole community, and will instil these values and behaviours in to all of our work and relationships.
Within all of our work and relationships, we will endeavour to be consistently kind in our interactions with everyone we have the privilege to engage with and work alongside.
Collaboration is key. There is a wealth of resource already present in Selly Oak and the surrounding areas, and we will collaborate and share experiences with all those who are pulling in the same direction.
We will treat all those with whom we come into contact with respect, valuing diversity in every way, and caring about everyone in the community – this will be demonstrated throughout our work.
Responsiveness and Flexibility
We will be proactive with regards to change, and will be agile in pursuing our mission of helping Selly Oak to be a better place to live and work. We recognise that within communities, situations, events, and dynamics are fast moving, and we will work in a way that is flexible and responsive to the needs of the community.
We recognise that what looks like best practice today might not look like best practice in a months’ time, and so we will pursue innovation and a culture of reflective practice which engenders continuous improvement.
We will work in a strategic and sustainable way to helping make Selly Oak a better place to live and work.