Gateway 2 New Life is a Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) Partner Church and also has two church members who are ROC Ambassadors. We became a Partner Church in February 2013 and are looking at ways in which we can bring ROC to the community of Launceston.
ROC is a national charity founded in 2004 with over 40 projects throughout the UK. The charity’s main
aim is to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships which open up opportunities for crime and disorder reduction and improved community cohesion.
This partnership approach has seen crime and anti-social behaviour fall and fresh hope brought to some of the most deprived and challenging areas of the UK, urban and rural alike.
ROC brings together community groups, churches, the police, the fire
service, local authorities and voluntary agencies to encourage them to work together in positive partnerships for practical ‘on the ground’ change. As a result, statutory agencies have improved access to the support of community/church groups, and thousands of volunteers are enabled to better serve the needs of their community. This idea is proving to be even more valuable in the light of the current economic climate and the Big Society.
To get a flavour of what ROC have been doing throughout the UK, view the online brochure here.
The ROC Hub is now open and we suggest checking out the Facebook page to confirm opening times and our weekly events.