Community Development and Health: guidance on the application of community development approaches to different aspects of anti-poverty and social inclusion work – Siobhán Lynam (Combat Poverty Agency)

An interesting paper on Community Development and Health that includes sections on: Why health matters How community development promotes better health and addresses health inequalities Facilitating communities to work for changes towards greater health equality The current health policy context Further reading and useful contacts Read Paper Here

The role of community development in combating poverty in Ireland.

This literature review has been commissioned to examine the evidence for the impacts of community development approaches to addressing poverty and social exclusion. The objective has been to review existing literature relating to community development approaches to tackling poverty in Ireland; examine documented evidence, analyse the nature and quality of this information; and identify research … Continue reading The role of community development in combating poverty in Ireland.

Community empowerment collective

This is a "cafeteria-style" collection of training material for community workers who are engaged in helping low-income communities and their people to overcome poverty.  The strategies and methods described here apply equally to rural and urban contexts. It can also be useful to educators and teams initiating or upgrading community empowerment or development programs.  If … Continue reading Community empowerment collective