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Introducing…The Community Development Podcast

So, here it is: The Community Development Podcast. A podcast dedicated to Community Development practice; to sharing its learning; connecting its practitioners; and promoting its value. With a background in Community Development in Wales, primarily in...

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Thoughts on CD and social prescribing

With news that NHS England is to create an ‘army’ of social prescribing link workers it is paramount that community development (CD) is at the heart of the concept. The Kings’ Fund says that social prescribing:...

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Podcast #15: Benthyg – A Library of Things

In this podcast Russell is joined by Becky Harford who is one of the founders of Benthyg a ‘library of things’ in Rumney, Cardiff, possibly the first such library of things in Wales. Benthyg is Welsh...

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A short history of Communities First

Even though Communities First came to an end in March 2018 after 16 years I still encounter people who remain uninformed, curious or mistaken about aspects of the programme, whether they be allies, critics or ambivalent...