Community Development Practice Hub

Community Development Practice Hub

The Community Development Practice Hub is a resource for people and organisations who ‘work with’ people in Birmingham so they can take collective action to make changes to things that are important to them and their communities. 

We aim to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham.

Come join us on this exciting journey, as we collaborate with the sector to offer a tailored approach with a focus on Birmingham-specific learning, challenges, and achievements.  

Shifting Sands and Different Look-Outs. This bulletin look at different shifts in learning and practice in the move from working ‘in’ to working with communities collaboratively.

Talk, Eat, Drink (TED) Ageing Better in East Lindsey is part of Ageing Better, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund. The programme has a specific focus on the experiences of people who are aged 50 and above in relation to tackling loneliness and social isolation and creating ‘togetherness’ through a range of activities and initiatives.

East Lindsey is a rural area that contains a number of towns, but also has a significantly sparse population made up of smaller towns, villages, hamlets and individual dwellings. A substantial part of the District comprises of coastline and The Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has as an ageing population which is significantly disproportionately higher than the national average. Challenges for the population include: pockets of high deprivation in a national context, access to and use of (affordable) transport, access to other public services, leisure and town ‘hubs’, issues with internet connectivity and mobile phone signal in a number of areas, and an inward migration of people that move into the district to retire. This includes a substantial number who present with and/or develop health issues or transport needs.

This report uses project learning to explore the shift in emphasis and thinking from doing for, to doing with.

Working With Communities Collaboratively –

Key Dimensions
•Engaging through accessible design and communication
•Sharing ownership of aims and objectives
•Supporting innovation

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