‘Hard to reach’ or ‘easy to ignore’? Promoting Equality in Community Engagement (new video)

  Presentation by Dr Oliver Escobar of What Works Scotland and Edinburgh University in which he shares the findings of an evidence review that explores the intersection between community engagement and equality. The Evidence Review examines what is being done to overcome inequality in community engagement, focusing on evidence from Scotland and the UK. Equality … Continue reading ‘Hard to reach’ or ‘easy to ignore’? Promoting Equality in Community Engagement (new video)

The future of joined-up working and integration in Scotland: Time to concentrate on collaborative practice?

In this blog, What Works Scotland research fellow Dr Hayley Bennett outlines some key ideas from her recent presentation on collaborative practice and public service reform in Scotland. Over the past three years the What Works Scotland research team has been working diligently to initiate, nurture, and undertake collaborative research with a wide range of public and … Continue reading The future of joined-up working and integration in Scotland: Time to concentrate on collaborative practice?

Launch of Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland

What’s a Children’s Neighbourhood? A children’s neighbourhood is an initiative that brings together people, resources and organisations in a neighbourhood area, so that all of those things can work together towards better lives for the children living there. Within any neighbourhood there is a huge amount of knowledge and resource – in the people who live … Continue reading Launch of Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland

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