Community Development : An Introduction to Spell-casting | Alex Walker | TEDxFindhorn

Alex Walker is one of Scotland's leading experts in the field of Community Development and in this light-hearted presentation, he talks about some of the "spells" he has used over the years as he weaves his "magic". Without use of a wand or dusty spell book, Alex describes how using Slocombe's Clarity, Wood's Marvellous Matrix … Continue reading Community Development : An Introduction to Spell-casting | Alex Walker | TEDxFindhorn

Community Empowerment (policy)

We are committed to supporting our communities to do things for themselves, and to make their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. Actions To empower communities in Scotland, we are: funding community-led regeneration through the Empowering communities fund funding participatory funding through the £1.5 million Community Choices Fund, giving people more power … Continue reading Community Empowerment (policy)

Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

This report records the results of a research study into the barriers to community engagement in the planning system. Based on the findings from a series of focus groups and an online survey, it explores the barriers to better involvement in planning and also the opportunities and benefits that better community engagement would present for … Continue reading Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

The Place of Kindness: Combating loneliness and building stronger communities

Carnegie UK Trust seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK. Particularly those who are disadvantaged.They goal is to change minds by influencing public policy and change lives through innovative practice and partnerships.  With the support of Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), over the past nine months Carnegie UK Trust have been working with … Continue reading The Place of Kindness: Combating loneliness and building stronger communities

Power Inequality: A health and social justice issue

A short web-based animation on ‘Power as a health and social justice issue’ has been developed through a collaboration between Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and NHS Health Scotland. This builds on NHS Health Scotland’s work on the theory and evidence relating to power as a fundamental cause of health inequalities and GCPH’s work … Continue reading Power Inequality: A health and social justice issue

New poverty statistics underline case for action

New statistics published a few weeks ago show that levels of poverty in Scotland have continued to rise in recent years, with anti-poverty campaigners calling for them to be used as a catalyst for increased action to solve poverty. The figures, published by the Scottish Government, show that after housing costs, 19% of Scotland’s population … Continue reading New poverty statistics underline case for action