This is a handbook for community-led groups throughout Ireland, both urban and rural. By this we mean groups formed and run by communities themselves, instead of statuary bodies or private businesses. It is targeted both at a traditional environmental groups and other groups with a broader agenda for sustainable living and community well-being. It provides practical … Continue reading Sustainable Communities, A funding handbook for community-led groups.
Dunlop, J.M. & Holosko, M.J. (2016) A How-To Manual for Macro Practitioners: Oxford University Press This manual guides macro practitioners as they bring service users into the community planning process. The authors have developed the Community Development Planning Model (CDPM) - a cohesive eight step planning framework anchored in the concept of empowerment. This … Continue reading Increasing Service User Participation in Local Planning
‘Community-led action research is not research for the sake of it, to prove a theory or to satisfy the curious. It is about people asking their own questions about the issues they experience, getting the information, and evidence they need, and testing actions for change.' Starting in 2017, SCDC and the Poverty Alliance worked with … Continue reading Knowledge is Power: A new report on the importance of community-led action research in Scotland
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BAREFOOT GUIDES... This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)
‘The question of where to start addressing social determinants of health in Indigenous settings remains a real issue for practitioners in the field’ (Tsey et al. 2003). This paper contributes to the development of a research agenda on the social determinants of health by focusing on interventions that have engaged Aboriginal communities in tackling social … Continue reading Community Development and Empowerment— A Review of Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Health
Four housing and community organisations have collaborated to produce a booklet showcasing six examples of community led place making. Five of the six case studies centre on new housing and one on a community woodland area. In the booklet’s foreword, the four bodies say that on top of the long-established role of community led development by local … Continue reading Community-driven place making
The Routledge Handbook of Community Development explores community development theory and practice across the world. The book provides perspectives about community development as an interactive, relevant and sometimes contradictory way to address issues impacting the human condition. It promotes better understanding of the complexities and challenges in identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating community development constructs, … Continue reading The Routledge Handbook of Community Development – Perspectives from Around the Globe. Edited by Sue Kenny, Brian McGrath, Rhonda Phillips.