Tagged: communities

My response to Mike Hedges AM Bevan Foundation blog on the use of statistics in programmes that tackle poverty 0

My response to Mike Hedges AM Bevan Foundation blog on the use of statistics in programmes that tackle poverty

Mike Hedges, Assembly Member for Swansea East/Dwyrain Abertawe blogged at the Bevan Foundation on how a greater flexibility in interpretation and design of data should be used to enhance the identification of people in need. My...

An inquiry into peer learning/support in community development 0

An inquiry into peer learning/support in community development

I have spent the last few days preparing a discussion paper on options for peer support in the Communities First programme. I have found some interesting examples of it operating in other sectors, programmes and organisations...

27 more ways to increase participation 0

27 more ways to increase participation

“27 ways to increase participation” from oscarlearnoscarteach These are also simple watchwords by which one can ensure community involvement retains its focus, credibility, responsiveness and inclusivity. 

Community Development in South Wales, University of Wales Press Cardiff 0

Community Development in South Wales, University of Wales Press Cardiff

Clarke, S, Mendola Byatt, A, Hoban, M, Powell, D (eds.) (2002) Community Development in South Wales, University of Wales Press: Cardiff. Can’t believe this is now over a decade old. A must for any community development worker working...

Street Ambassadors in every street in Wales? 0

Street Ambassadors in every street in Wales?

It was the ever-excellent Participation Cymru that brought to my attention recently an imaginative, yet simple and low cost proposal to: “establish a new vehicle ‘Street Ambassadors Wales’ with the aim of establishing and supporting a street...

Space for Delight 0

Space for Delight

Interesting thoughts on constructing ‘Space for Delight’. Space that is free from creativity-stifling bureaucracy; is free from pernicious market forces; that helps mobilise and collectivise, no matter how briefly; and which allows for people to explore...

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term? 0

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term?

I recall starting a community development job in Merthyr Tydfil on a small, predominantly social housing estate in early 2003. Within a couple of days of starting I noticed a house scarred by an apparently recent...