communities

This review was commissioned by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). It is intended to inform the DCSF about the nature and extent of research literature on school actions to promote community cohesion. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2008.

Document that covers four strategic themes that fundamentally shape the environment in which volunteering takes place and the willingness and ability of people to contribute.

The themes include:

• Leadership – building activity and service provision around people’s strengths
• Partnership – working together to build community capacity
• Commissioning – for better outcomes and increased social value
• Volunteer support – creating good volunteering experiences that are open to all.

Website which offers access to online learning resources for community groups in Fife. It is an initiative of Fife Council in partnership with the voluntary sector.

One of a suite of discussion papers, which focuses on one element of community support brokerage and its links to the New Script for Social Work.

It aims to explore and support the development of community organisations and support services as an intrinsic element of the community model of support.

One of a suite of discussion papers, which focuses on one element of the community brokerage model and its link to the New Script for Social Work.

The paper aims to explore and support the development of peer support as an intrinsic element of a community based approach.

Website of a company that seeks to harness the talents of people and communities to provide imaginative solutions to complex social issues and care needs.

A Community Interest Company established by and working in close partnership with the charity NAAPS UK.

A social media website dedicated to building a community that aims to include disabled people in the design of everyday household products from their living rooms, and where people can share ideas and tips on how to overcome everyday challenges they face with appliances and technology.

The site was created by the Blackwood Foundation an independent subsidiary of Blackwood (previously known as Margaret Blackwood Housing Association). The Blackwood Foundation supports people to live independently and to get the most out of life.

The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) is a continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

Report that brings together a range of evidence about civic engagement and community control. Starting from an overview of some of the emerging coalition policy around the 'Big Society' and localism, it proceeds to consider these current directions in the light of the long history and diverse history of “Big Society” type approaches, then outlines some of the opportunities and challenges communities face in taking up these opportunities.

The report has a specific focus on the challenges for more disadvantaged communities in engaging with the Big Society.