Empowering Communities

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Empowering Communities Toolkit

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Local Known Practice

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Links for the Sector to share knowledge

The Community Paradigm

Why Public Services Need Radical Change And How It Can Be Achieved

New Local Government Network. NLGN http://www.nlgn.org.uk/public/

Social prescribing network


Making sense of Social Prescribing


Nurture Development 



Transferring ownership to communities

Understanding Community Asset Transfer – Guide for Councillors – PDFCommunity Asset Transfer can unlock financial savings and local innovation, enabling community action and supporting resident-led solutions. This guide shows how CAT can support your priorities for your community and the essential role of councillors in making CAT a success.

Empowering Communities: making the most of local assets – an officer’s guide – PDF
This guide aims to provide support to council officers and introduces the full suite of tools available to unleash the creativity, innovation and growth flowing from community asset ownership and management.

Making Buildings Work for Your Community – PDF
The Making Buildings Work for Your Community guide provides an introduction to the design process and practical advice on how to ensure that your building can be the best possible facility for your community.

Green Asset Guide – PDF
The Green Asset guide is for community organisations planning to improve or develop land or buildings as assets for their organisation or community.

Pillars of the Community: the transfer of local authority heritage assets – PDF
Pillars of the Community looks at the community asset transfer of heritage buildings. The publication includes key considerations for local authorities in transferring heritage assets including strategy development.

To Have and to Hold: Asset development for community and social enterprises – PDF
The To Have and to Hold: Asset development for community and social enterprises guide to long-term community ownership and development of land and buildings.

Choosing a legal structure – PDF
This toolkit is for any community group thinking of establishing itself as a community anchor organisation – a community-led organisation operating in a local area and committed to positive change.