James Henderson, research associate with What Works Scotland, considers the potential for community anchors and the community sector to be central to local democratic and inequalities-focused approaches to public service reform in Scotland.
Author: James Henderson, What Works Scotland
Date: 27 November 2015
The community sector has become a key element in the modern UK policy landscape – housing associations, development trusts, credit unions, community coops and enterprises and so on.
There are thought to be more than 2,000 community-based organisations working across Scotland. They offer significant opportunities to lead and support local service provision, economic developments, community building, leadership and advocacy.
In this blog post James Henderson reflects on his think piece about Community Anchors.