The project is interested in taking community building and organising approaches to achieve this; for example Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) which takes an area’s assets in the shape of people, strengths, resources rather than what it is missing as its starting point.
Our energy goes into putting communities in the driving seat for the Connected project and building the capacity and capability of local people to set agendas and lead action & change in their area.
Connected project aims to:
Existing citizen-led structures for involvement such as local tenant and patient groups are key stakeholder groups for the Connected project; others include local foodbanks, community centres and groups, faith groups and mutual aid groups.
Local group projects
With Covid-19 some emergent activity was sadly put on hold whilst new types of support and organising was needed. However, several local group projects are beginning to go ahead now including:
Local, informal donations amongst the community