communities

Report that lays bare the impact of austerity on services provided by the community and voluntary sector and on the workers for whom providing a service is not just a job, but part of a deep personal commitment to the people they support.

It is a wake-up call for politicians and  society at large that workers in the community sector are approaching crisis point, and it is time to take notice.

The Scottish Government recognises that empowering communities and reforming public services are key to achieving improved outcomes for all of Scotland. 

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is intended to provide a legislative underpinning that will support and drive forward these key areas of policy.

Case study that is the fifth and final in a series of case studies that explore key strands of the Arts and Social Change programme within Citizen Power Peterborough.

Citizen Power Peterborough is a two-year programme of action supported by Peterborough City Council, the Royal Society of Arts and Arts Council England. The aim is to build connections between people and communities, get people more involved in public life and encourage active citizenship.

Case study that is the fourth in a series of five which will explore key strands of the Arts and Social Change programme within Citizen Power Peterborough.

Citizen Power Peterborough is a two-year programme of action supported by Peterborough City Council, the Royal Society of Arts and Arts Council England. The aim is to build connections between people and communities, get people more involved in public life and encourage active citizenship.

Case study which is the third in a series of five which will explore key strands of the Arts and Social Change programme within Citizen Power Peterborough.

Citizen Power Peterborough is a two-year programme of action supported by Peterborough City Council, the Royal Society of Arts and Arts Council England. The aim is to build connections between people and communities, get people more involved in public life 
and encourage active citizenship.

Case study which is the first in a series of five which will explore key strands of the Arts and Social Change programme within Citizen Power Peterborough.

Citizen Power Peterborough is a two-year programme of action supported by Peterborough City Council, the Royal Society of Arts and Arts Council England. The aim is to build connections between people and communities, get people more involved in public life and encourage active citizenship.

Second in a series of five case studies which explore key strands of the Arts and Social Change programme within Citizen Power Peterborough. It focuses on 'creative gatherings' as a way to connect people and communities.

Isabel McCue was inspired to set up Theatre Nemo following her son John's eight year battle with mental ill-health. Its mission is to empower people affected by mental ill-health to have better, more fulfilled lives through the creative arts. 

The organisation runs projects in communities, prisons and hospitals.

The Neighbourhood Community Budget pilot programme ran from April 2012 to March 2013. This report documents the learning from the programme and summarises the operational plans submitted at the end of the pilot process. It then reflects on the key messages which were generated from this exercise. 

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: