Talk and discussion about the role of community anchors in public service reform, drawing on What Works Scotland research.

This webinar will draw from the recent What Works Scotland research report on community-led, holistic community organisations – in particular as community development trusts and community-controlled housing associations.

The first half, the researchers will:

  • introduce the community anchor ‘model’ and provide some illustrations from the research
  • make links between the role of community anchors and the Christie Commission’s aspirations for public service reform in Scotland
  • highlight themes of social change – relevant to both community anchors and public service reform – of local democracy, community resilience for sustainable development and inequalities

The second half offers space for questions and discussion – and seeks to bring together practitioners (community sector and public services), policymakers (local and national), citizens and researchers for further dialogue.

The webinar will be led by the researchers – James Henderson and Oliver Escobar (What Works Scotland) and Philip Revell (Sustaining Dunbar).

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Accessing the webinar

We shall be using the GoToMeeting online system.

Guidance on using GoToMeeting  is available here:

TIP: Logging into the session on your computer but using your phone (instead of your computer) to listen in may make it easier for you to access the webinar.

A few days before the event we’ll send you a link to access the webinar; please look out for the message.

We are aware that for some people the system may not be accessible due to the local IT policies. For those people who can’t log on we shall record the session and publish it as a video online.

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