communities

Community cohesion: the views of white working-class communities

Report that discusses white working-class perspectives on community cohesion and the impact of social change.

Preparation for birth and beyond: a resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities

Resource pack developed for the many different professionals and practitioners in the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and community sectors who lead and provide preparation for parenthood programmes and activities in their communities

School-level actions to promote community cohesion : a scoping map

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.

Social action for health and well-being: building co-operative communities

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.

Community assets first: the implications of the sustainable livelihoods approach for the coalition agenda

Report which is a collaborative project, produced by church action on Poverty, Oxfam, IPPR North and urban forum, following discussions at a working seminar on 2 March 2011.

Mitigating risks for Scotland's communities

Research project that considers how the mitigation of risk of adverse outcomes for disadvantaged communities can be addressed.

Digital Fife

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.

Community engagement: a discussion paper

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.

Peer support: a discussion paper

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.

Community Catalysts

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.