Link to a film on facilitation training in Aberdeenshire, a workshop aimed at developing people’s skills, to enable them to work more effectively with their local communities and achieve better engagement with all populations.
Webinar looking at the role of community anchors in public service reform, drawing on our research report on community-led, holistic community organisations.
Conference focused on engaging with research insights into what works, and what does not, in community empowerment, as well as discussing implications for the future of policy and practice in Scotland.
Case study report that highlights the complex and diverse ways in which public services use evidence in decision-making processes using information gathered from a Scottish community planning partnership.
Animating Assets is a project that explored what difference working in an asset-based way made in communities and services. Dr Jennifer McLean from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health explores what her organisation learned.
Erica Wimbush shares a blog post from the policy reunion focused on the emergence and evolution of community planning partnerships (CPPs) organised and chaired by Professor Ken Gibb as part of the What Works Scotland initiative.
Policy and practice briefing outlines the key learning from a What Works Scotland report about community anchors and their role in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform.
Report, summary and policy briefing which explores the developing role of key independent community sector organisations known as community anchors. Using six exemplars, it identifies characteristics of a community anchor organisations and their roles in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change.
Report and case studies co-produced by Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership and What Works Scotland, which discuss areas of emerging policy and practice as the CPP explores ‘putting Christie into action’ and opportunities arising from the Community Empowerment Act.
Dissertations from University of Glasgow masters students who were enabled by What Works Scotland to conduct their fieldwork in Glasgow’s Thriving Places. This allows interested students to have research impact and for Thriving Places to receive useful evidence to inform future work.