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Welfare reform on the Web (September 2006): Community regeneration and development - UK

From recognition to support: community development workers in the United Kingdom

P. Henderson and A. Glen

Community Development Journal, vol.41, 2006, p.277-292

The UK government, through regeneration programmes and its civil renewal agenda, has repeatedly called for more community involvement. Results of the survey reported in this paper suggest, however, that the community development profession is weak and faces problems with inadequate training, unstable and insecure employment, and equality issues. At the same time policy makers in the UK have a responsibility to make better use of community development workers’ skills as a vehicle for engaging with the population.

What’s the deal?

W. Hatchett

Public Finance, July 21st-27th 2006, p.20-23

Large-scale, time-limited area regeneration programmes such as the New Deal for Communities, Neighbourhood Renewal and Market Renewal Pathfinders are preparing to shut down as their funding runs out. Money will be moved back into more locally run projects contracted out to voluntary and community sector organisations.

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