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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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The rural and urban divide?

Some reflections on urban and rural poverty ahead of a podcast with Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog and Action in Caerau and Ely The next episode of The Community Development Podcast is one that’s been postponed many times...

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Guest blog: 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...

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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...

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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...