A paper setting out some lessons for positive action in the context of austerity drawn from five agencies across the UK.
Authors: Alex Fox, John Gillespie, Karyn Kirkpatrick, Sian Lockwood, Julia Slay, David Towell and Duncan Tree
Long before the rhetoric of ‘Big Society’ corrupted the language of community development, third sector agencies like Community Service Volunteers, Community Catalysts, Key Ring, NAAPS UK and the New Economics Foundation were working to strengthen local communities in ways which viewed everyone as potential contributors, including those who themselves need care and support.
Faced with the new austerity, leaders of these agencies came together with facilitation by CfWR Fellow David Towell to reflect on this many years of experience and draw lessons for inclusive community building.
In this pamphlet they distil seven principles and set out succinct examples of what these might mean in practice in current circumstances.
The seven principles are:
The publisher is Shared Lives Plus.
Creating Stronger and more Inclusive Communities © Alex Fox, John Gillespie, Karyn Kirkpatrick, Sian Lockwood, Julia Slay, David Towell and Duncan Tree 2011.
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