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By Carol Packham

This publication explores the position of the employee in facilitating participation, studying and energetic engagement inside of groups. concentrating on fresh projects to bolster citizen and group engagement, it presents counsel, frameworks and actions to assist in paintings with group participants, both as forms of volunteers or as a part of self-help teams. surroundings group paintings as an academic approach, the booklet additionally highlights dilemmas coming up from attainable interventions and offers concepts for reflective, powerful perform.

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Example: local authority, government Example: Mothers Against Violence Local publicity Local mothers To stop our children getting killed Communities, young people and government. Reducing gang, gun and knife crime You can see from the activity table above that there are very different types of groups and organizations, established for different purposes. ‘Whose benefit? Locating our practice, thinking critically about ‘whose purpose and interest’ activity serves From your own experience it should be evident that some activities are established from the community as a result of self identified needs and interests, whereas others may have come about as a result of government funding or local authority (LA) initiatives, externally identified priorities or perceived community needs.

These approaches are evident in the following social policy areas: 1. A commitment to civil renewal and the development of the third sector through initiatives such as ‘Futurebuilders’ (Home Office, 2004a), and ‘Building Civil Renewal’ (Home Office, 2004b). 2. 6), for example through ‘Together We Can’ (Home Office, 2005a) and ‘Citizen Engagement and Public Services: Why Neighbourhoods Matter’ (ODPM, 2005). 3. com). Exploration of these initiatives shows that the first two are primarily aimed at building what Putnam (2000) calls social capital, particularly through the development of a healthy civil and civic society, whereas the third is being used primarily for the development of human capital through the development of individual capacity, and is discussed further in Chapter 4, on the characteristics of volunteering.

The paradigm dialog. 17–22. Home Office (2005) Communities group strategic plan 2005–6. Helping to build active, cohesive and empowered communities. London: TSO, Home Office. Jeffs, T and Smith, M eds (1990) Using informal education. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. Jeffs, T and Smith, M (1999) Informal education: Conversation, democracy, learning. Tucknall: Education Now. Jochum, V, Pratten, B and Wilding, K (2005) Civil renewal and active citizenship: A guide to the debate. A report from the National Council for Voluntary Organizations: London: NCVO.

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