Our Place Guide to Community Organising

Our Place is all about ensuring that communities and service users can influence and design local services. At the heart of any successful Our Place project there must be a systematic approach to genuinely involving people in identifying issues and solutions and if possible implementing those solutions too. There are many approaches to doing this. Sometimes we talk about community consultation, engagement or development.

This guide introduces another approach – Community Organising. Whilst community organising enshrines many of the same principles of involvement and empowerment, there are some distinct elements which can provide a real boost to an Our Place project that genuinely wants to shift power and build services from the bottom up.

Our Place Guide to Community Organising (2.4MB pdf)

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