This organisation is Britain’s hub of community organising, bringing together charitable groups, churches, mosques, synagogues, the Salvation Army, schools and universities. They believe that by bringing people together, talking, campaigning and organising real improvements to people’s everyday lives can be achieved.
Citizens UK are in the business of reweaving the fabric of society. I’ve always been a great fan of theirs, and of their East London chapter TELCO Citizens, and I’ve worked closely with them on a number of campaigns including when I led Tower Hamlets to be Britain’s first living-wage borough in 2008.
It was a packed-out event, and I gave an impassioned speech, praising their record of perseverance and imaginative campaigning. I can’t stress enough how important the Citizens’ work is, and I wish them all the best in continuing to campaign for noble causes in the future.