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Conflict and Change Mediation Service, Newham E6

Location: UK » London » E

Funding for the long-standing community mediation services of Conflict &
Change in Newham has been severely cut by the local council with an abrupt
termination at the end of the 2010/11 financial year.

For 25 years Conflict & Change has offered free, impartial mediation to
neighbours, families and community groups who are in dispute, supporting
them to find resolutions that work for them.

Its community mediation work is a sustainable, well established and relied
upon local service. 78% of mediations have a positive effect when both
parties are willing. Since 2000 Conflict & Change has supported over 3,600
local people to resolve their problems through mediation. It works with a
team of local and extensively trained volunteers, ensuring the service is
rooted in the area.

Community Mediation is a central aspect of our work, and although reduced
funding to this service will impact the whole organisation, our work in
schools, community development, training and volunteering will continue as
normal.

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This scheme offered great support at the school where I was head. I’m deeply saddened it’s being cut

Conflict and Change worked with the entire staff of the Newham school where I was headteacher. They helped us to understand how to deal with our own difficulties and how that related to our understanding children’s behaviour. They were instrumental in the early stages of turning around a failing school (which is now good with outstanding features). Later, they supported us in helping to promote more positive relationships across the school and…

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Posted by: Teri N'Guessan at 7:22pm on 10 March 2011

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