Community Development

  Community involvement and development 2018
BASIC PHILOSOPHY

S
tates should empower their citizens. The survival of democracy, even perhaps humanity, depends on governments putting the long-term interests of the people first. This means increasing the power of the people to control both present and future governments and other powerful interests.


At national level key instruments are the franchise, freedom and progressive social policies. At local level these need to be accompanied by community involvement and development.
(CID)
CID is both a social movement, an aspect of public policy and a set of professional skills. In 2018 and beyond, these are needed ever more, as globalisation reproduces itself at local level in the form of greater diversity, polarisation and threats to services.
       RESOURCES
              downloadable here

From Scattergun to Strategy: Action framework,
principles and ten components
(3 page briefing)

Commissioning Community Development for Health: A Concise Handbook
With rationale, project leader job spec, KPIs, indicators...(25pp)

Seminars, Short Courses and Consultancies
based on the 'Scattergun to Strategy'action framework

Losing it Over Brexit: What does the end of EU funding mean for communities and projects - a London study with implications for other regions, from MEP Jean Lambert





     ACTION                  FRAMEWORK
To drive HEALTH AND WELLBEING, community involvement has to move on from being a scattering of short term projects to a SUSTAINED STRATEGY across each locality and neighbourhood. It needs to:

• mobilise ASSETS of people, places and services

• get MORE PEOPLE PARTICIPATING in community activity

• have more FLOURISHING COMMUNITY GROUPS 

• have services that are more RESPONSIVE TO USERS

• achieve MEASURABLE increases in community activity.

This page gives links to resources and ideas to help with this transition.

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