Resources

Over a number of years I have built up a range of information resources designed to assist individuals groups and organizations in streamlining their service delivery, honing skills, working more effectively with less stress, clarifying their development priorities, and stretching themselves further from their comfort zones to achieve greater things for and on behalf of local people.

I would be happy to share them with you, so if you are interested in downloading a pdf copy of the following documents do please get in touch. Cost: £5.00 each. Special offer: £20 for the full set.  All documents also include useful links and signposting information.

Telling It Like It Is – youth involvement resource (12pages)

I originally wrote and produced this resource in 2002 for Clapham Park Project New Deal for Communitities Youth Programme, in my role as Youth Programme Coordinator. It was utilised to great effect by one of our service providers, and was cited as instrumental in improving the relationship between young people and local businesses.

In 2012, it was revised as a tool for service providers who were involved in the Building Communities in Coldharbour initiative – have a look at my Resume in the main menu for more information.

The Telling It Like It Is pack contains templates, questions, suggestions for activities and prizes, copy text you can adapt, useful links to add value to your engagement work with young people.

Questions for a Qualititative Resident Survey (20 pages)

This is a really useful formatted word and pdf document, divided into themed sections with easy to understand questions asking about family, neighbourhood, employment and training, volunteering, community services, skills and abilities, and health. This document is an excellent starting point for finding out what residents aspire to, what they need to achieve their ambitions, what prevents them, and how they can work with service providers to improve their prospects and quality of life.

Establishing a Community Investment Fund ppt (30 pages)

Aimed mainly at investors and fund holders concerned with the supporting residents to become more involved with their community, to encourage social and economic development, and to create more opporunities for environmental improvements.

This document is a detailed walk through of the stages and considerations to underpin effectiveness and performance, and help guide stakeholders on their community investment journey. Includes a case study and a real time overview of risks and success.

I orginally wrote and delivered this powerpoint presentation to delegates at the Chartered Institute of Housing 2012 Conference as one of the Keynote speakers. One of the delegates from Lambeth Council Housing then invited me to join the planning team to design the content and format of the 2012 Lambeth Living Residents Conference, leading the workshop focused on community engagement. The outcomes of this were built into the boroughwide strategy for community engagement and housing.

CAVEATS and Communications for Service Providers (7 pages)

In 2005 whilst working as a Neighbourhood Coordinator, I was invited to the Theme group meeting concerned with implementing the Housing and Sustainability aspects of the 2005 – 2008 Lambeth Community Strategy – fondly named Objective H2. As an outcome, I compiled a paper based on our discussions, highlighting our key considerations, and I also  created an easy to use reference grid for our communications strategy.

To extend beyond the realm of housing, I have added CAVEATS, acronym for a reference list designed to help individuals groups and organizations seeking to gain broader scale participation in their intiatives, promoting successes, and preparing to deliver exemplars. This document is an amalgamation of information that links housing, development, and community engagement.

The Well Connected Cycle of Community Engagement (25pages)

This approach to community engagement is strongly linked to ‘localism’ and (re)presenting the community of interest with a cycle of engagement. In this instance localism indicates an area / theme / issue, the community of interest are given information and options relating to why, where, and for how long in the cycle they can choose to engage or to be engaged.

The Well Connected approach to community engagement – an essential prerequisite for the development of ‘Community Hubs’, consists of 10 key Elements and Interventions, and 8 stages or ‘spokes’. A practical business  model and learning resource for individuals groups and organizations, offering practical tips and insights from and experienced professional.

Anything else?

I have many more written and mind-held pearls of wisdom in my portfolio, and would welcome a conversation about you about your requirements, and to offer you guidance and advice on your project, or organizational and service development. Get in touch if you’d like to start a dialogue, I’d be happy to help.

Please use the Let’s Do Business Contact Form, and check out How To Order for more information.

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