Colette McGarva recognises the need for an ever more collaborative approach to delivering CWB but also points out the need for learning why previous policies have not delivered reductions in inequality.
Genuinely an informative and engaging conference with well-balanced content and thought-provoking speakers. I was particularly heartened to hear a great deal of reference for the need to value community development: Practice, principles, and core values.
Inspired by Martin Avila’s comment “not just short-term community engagement but the need for community development” and the raw, real and true poetry of Kevin Gilday. Great to have been involved in the discussions on “community wealth building” and the need for a coordinated approach: social, environmental, physical, and economic regeneration. Community development offers this broad wealth of expertise and, at CDAS, we are always keen to expand our collaborative working.