Resources: Communities

The Resources Library provides all kinds of interesting small articles, training and learning tools, research papers and ‘think-pieces’ plus other materials that are all free to use (for non-commercial purposes).

Well being and ‘aspiration’ study, East London

Two reports on work in Poplar, East London looking at aspects of well being, community connectedness and what sense of ‘aspiration’ local people had.  Amongst other things the research found that people on low incomes had many aspiarations and goals in life: 1) Local Study, Community Insights,  2) Local Study, ‘Aspiration’ and the local area.

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One Direction Social Mobility

Social mobility policy needs to tackle endemic disadvantages of class and geography rather than just attempt to shift a few people into a social class with better life chances.

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Practicing Public Participation guide1

This is one of the series of six papers: ‘Empowerment Tools’ recently refreshed all of which are listed and linked below. Recently I used these with clients in East London. Empowering people, groups and communities works at many levels and it is important to be dialogue competent – engaging people appropriately in co-developing human services or whatever activity it is

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