Why you should take this course and learn more about making change in your community

At the People’s Powerhouse, we work with so many fantastic community advocates from across the North who work with their communities to make meaningful changes to people‚Äôs lives.

We believe any of you can be a community advocate and make change. Whether you are studying business, the arts, sciences, politics or law, if you want to learn more about making a positive difference to your community then this course is for you and will help you get started.

In this course, you will learn:

  • What a community advocate is, some examples from history and how you can be one.  
  • You will learn about it directly from community advocates themselves, people like Nazir who have worked and continue to work in their communities every day to make a difference. Nazir Afzal, who you saw in this video, worked with local communities in the North West to tackle cases involving violence against women and sexual exploitation against children.
  • From them, you will learn about some of the key principles of being a community advocate and practical steps and actions you can take to be one.
  • It will then help you apply what you have learnt and take the next step in your journey as a community advocate.

We hope you will take the course and get started on the next part of your journey as a community advocate.

In this video, you met…

Nazir Afzal OBE, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West, and first practicing Muslim to be appointed to this post, who focused his efforts on tackling cases involving violence against women and girls, child sexual exploitation and honour based violence. He supports a number of organisations to make an even bigger difference to their community, including Hopwood Hall College in Greater Manchester, the Welsh Government and the People’s Powerhouse, working to amplify the voices of people across the North in the debate about the future of our region.

Jonny Ross-Tatam is a Research and Project Assistant at the People’s Powerhouse. The mission of the People’s Powerhouse is to amplify the voices of people across the North in the debate about the present and future of our region. He is the author of this course.