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by Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor  |  18th January 2022

Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor, authors of new edition of the Short Guide to Community Development, outline the ongoing issues in the field, and the critical need for investment, dialogue and cross-sectoral cooperation in the community development arena if we are to level up our society. …Read more

Pigeons on Scaffolding
by Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan  |  20th September 2021

Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan consider the dichotomy of social work being both a force for change as well as being complicit in reinforcing social, health and economic inequalities.…Read more

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by Richard Ward Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson  |  15th September 2021

Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson consider WHO’s new toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives, which looks beyond medicalised approaches to how communities can adapt to managing those with dementia. …Read more

People gardening.

Henry Tam shows how community-generated improvements can only achieve success when there is genuine collaboration with public bodies and commitment to a long-term partnership. …Read more

by Henry Tam  |  30th July 2021

Based on 'Tomorrow’s Communities', edited by Henry Tam, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how sys