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Community Right to Build support service launched 30th May
HACT, Locality and Urban Forum are running a new support service to help people get the most from the new Community Right to Build.
'What makes us healthy? is the follow up to 'A glass half-full: how an asset based approach can improve community health and wellbeing is now published.
‘What makes us healthy? The asset approach in practice: evidence, action, evaluation', written by Jane Foot, has information on the evidence for the beneficial effects of assets such as social relationships and networks on health and wellbeing; ideas about how to put asset principles into practice; and help with assessing whether these new ways of working are having an impact.
This timely report maps the progress of Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) across England. It explores their impact and provides an analysis of the different success factors and pitfalls relevant to TMOs success and sustainability.
A key purpose is to highlight the often neglected area of tenant managed services and explore what this tells us about the potential for more resident and user run services in the new Localism agenda
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) has been getting a lot of publicity recently. Some of you may have attended either the 2 day workshop in Manchester or the 1 day event in Shefield facilitated by Jim Diers and Cormac Russell.
We are supporting Urban Forum and NAVCA in putting on two FREE workshops in the region to prepare for the practicalities, opportunities and challenges of the rights within the Localism Act. We want to support inclusion and equality in how the new rights are taken up; focusing in particular on the needs of communities who currently lack power.
The workshops will have three sections focusing: two on the two community rights and one on neighbourhood planning (in partnership with Planning Aid UK).
More details and booking online for
The Localism Act finally became law on the 15th November. It is a major part of the Coalition Government's drive for decentralisation and has five key areas ( Government page on the five key measures)
Community Rights * Neighbourhood Planning * Housing * General Power of Competence * Empowering Cities and other local areas.
Exciting FREE conference
Key note speaker: Shazia Hussain
Director of the Tower Hamlets Partnership, where local residents decided how £4.8 million of council money was spent effectively.
Shazia's presentation is now available to download below
A conference report will be available shortly
Speakers and Workshops
John Grayson on the residents/tenants’ movement as a radical and campaigning force
Richard Crossley on the framework of tenants’ organisations, their rights and capability
YCAN are runningt an exciting 'Community Challenge' as part of the YHEP conference Challenging Scoiety? taking place on September 23rd in Bradford.
The session will comprise a fast moving quiz format, where YCAN will be posing a series of questions and issues for the conference participants to address. Participants will be people from Locasl Authorities, Voluntary and community organisations, mostly those involved with community engagement or community empowerment activities. They will be asked to come up with solutions to key issues facing communities.