community development

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.

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.

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.

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:

The policy framework for citizenship education identifies three broad educational aims: the moral and social development of students, political literacy and community involvement. The review aims to inform the way in which citizenship education is implemented in schools, particularly in relation to curriculum content, pedagogy, leadership and management, school ethos and community relations. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2004.

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.

This report is about children’s early years - why they matter and how they can be improved. It is also about the kind of Scotland people are living in and the kind of society they want it to be - what matters to people as human beings and what they can do to support each other, as individuals, as well as through our public services and professionals.

It is also about government, politics, public policy and public services, and how, with increasing pressures on the public purse people can try and do the right things and do them well.

Document reporting on the conclusions reached after a strategic review of the community learning and development (CLD) agency, Learning Connections and recommendations for the future development of CLD policy in Scotland.

Report laying out the findings of a consultation exercise in which over one hundred stakeholders put forward their views on a more coherent infrastructure for the third sector and how the interface between Community Planning Partnerships and the third sector could be improved.

Any new settlement on long-term care and support must address the apportionment of responsibility for its delivery as well as its funding. With the state's capacity limited and family input likely to decline, the wider community must expect to play a growing role. This offers an opportunity to end social care's marginalisation, argues David Brindle.