Who is Your Neighbour (WIYN)

‘Who is Your Neighbour’ is a project in South Yorkshire that facilitates ‘safe space dialogues’ in communities that are experiencing change. These are conversations where participants can speak in their own groups about people who are “not like us” and about how their neighbourhood is changing.

They can be open about fears and concerns and their experience is valued. During these conversations people think about their own attitudes to others and the goal is to promote greater curiosity and openness to understanding others. These sessions are followed by ‘inter-community’ dialogues, which bring different communities together to share their fears and concerns and to work together to resolve them. An average of 12-15 people attend each session and WIYN also supports people to hold conversations in their own communities.