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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2003): Community Regeneration and Development - UK

COMMUNITY LED REGENERATION: EXPERIENCES FROM LONDON

A. Taket and T. Edmans

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, vol.5, 2003, p.81-95

The Community Health Project (CHP) is a community development project based in a deprived area of London and set up to tackle health inequalities. It is a partnership with the local Housing Action Trust, the Health Authority and local residents and was set up in 1994. Paper describes the work of the project, identifying the influence it has been able to exert at local, regional, national and international levels.

PARTNERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE OF REGENERATION

M. Rowe and C. Devanney

Critical Social Policy, vol.23, 2003, p.275-397

Article describes the work of the Partnership Council in Nottingham in developing an approach to community regeneration that brings together residents, voluntary groups, businesses and public servants in a way that recognises different agendas, capacity and aspirations. It recognises that simply seating people around a table will not necessarily lead to partnership working, but that vested interests and conflict must be anticipated and pre-empted.

TENSIONS AND DILEMMAS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: NEW DISCOURSES, NEW TROJANS?

S. Kenny

Community Development Journal, vol.37, 2003, p.284-299

Paper begins by exploring the contradictory expectations of community development practitioners today. Then draws on research into the "operating frameworks" that set the stage for much community development activity. Discusses four key operating frameworks:

  • the charity framework,
  • the welfare state industry framework,
  • the activist framework
  • the market

and how each framework can affect community development practice.

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