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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...


The Need for a New Social Capital Agenda

To accompany podcast #9 Andy Green, Director of Grow Social Capital, expands on the topic of social capital and calls for a new social capital agenda. It’s brilliant how you can enjoy takeaway food delivered to your door, order...


Podcast #7: Stronger Communities with Steve Skinner

In this podcast Russell is joined by Leeds-based community development consultant Steve Skinner to discuss what constitutes ‘stronger communities’. Steve Skinner has recently been commissioned to write a book on Palgrave Macmillan about stronger communities, available...


Community development alive and well in Llanelli

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of visiting Llanelli in Carmarthenshire/Sir Gâr  to catch up with an old acquaintance and left so enthused at how community development is supporting grassoots collective action. I have blogged...


Podcast #6: Empowering prisoners through education

In this podcast Russell Todd is joined by Clare Lloyd from the Prisoners’ Education Trust‘s Welsh project; Jamie Grundy, formerly of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Widening Access team and now working freelance as a  specialist in community development,...


Podcast #4 – Playwork as Community Development

I first met Mike Barclay, from Wrexham’s Play Development team and Ludicology, in November 2015 when we began liaising over research into the social benefits of playwork in Wrexham as part of our respective day jobs. As...