Report designed to make a constructive contribution to the debate about how community planning in Scotland can, and should, be improved.
It does not seek to provide ‘the answer’ to resolving all of the challenges that community planning in Scotland faces. Rather, it uses collective experience of auditing community planning and partnership working to contribute towards how community planning in Scotland can be improved.
Research that profiles the work of 19 projects with the aim of illustrating how asset-based approaches are being supplied in Scotland.
The case studies highlight the key characteristics of asset-based working and demonstrate the strengths and challenges of the approach for individuals, the wider community and project staff.
In Scotland co-production is no longer just a ‘nice idea’ but a necessity to deal with increasing health inequalities (Sir Harry Burns) and changing demographics and expectations (Gerry Power).
This book shows how and why Scotland has become one of the leaders in public service co-production – and how the lessons learnt so far can be applied more widely.
Research project that considers how the mitigation of risk of adverse outcomes for disadvantaged communities can be addressed.
Booklet which introduces a summarised, communication-focussed view of various approaches to public dialogue and deliberation. It brings together ideas from various disciplines and fields of practice to explore how they can be put to work towards meaningful public engagement.
Working paper based on a series of pilot interviews with 15 community groups that began their activities as informal or ‘below the radar’ community organisations, aims to explore:
Report that presents results from a systematic review of the literature on the role and impact of social capital on the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents.
Report that is the outcome of a nine-month inquiry process, initiated at an international event in London in November 2009. The event focused on the applicability, challenges and potential of utilising asset-based approaches in an UK/Irish context.
Paper that looks at how the recession is impacting upon disadvantaged communities in Scotland; summarises experience and practical initiatives in two contrasting case study neighbourhoods; explores how communities and partner agencies are responding; and asks what opportunities are presented by the distinct Scottish policy context.
This Key Issue no.6, from Research in Practice for Adults is aimed at social care practitioners and managers. It explains what we mean by social capital and its importance as part of social care transformation. It brings together some of the key learning from the Building Community Capacity project, part of the Think Local Act Personal Partnership, and gives examples of best practice from across the country in supporting strong communities. Report published in April 2012.