Influence the shape of local democracy!

((adapted form an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre. Please note that this is an SCDC exercise, linked to the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters exercise, but LHNCC is very happy to publish anything that might help improve Scotland’s local democracy.) 

SCDC newsletter

CHEX is inviting you to an informal conversation about ‘Democracy Matters’ and the future of local decision-making in Scotland.

This will be a chance to come together to learn about the ongoing Local Governance Review and discuss how communities, of place or identity, could have more control of decisions important to them.

Once you have registered your attendance we will send you through a programme.

If you cannot make this conversation but still want to host your own, please let us know the details and someone from CHEX will aim to attend.

Hope to hear from you soon.

The CHEX team

Making Rights Real

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre)

Making Rights Real: What does a human rights-based approach mean for community development practice?

This free event will bring together community development practitioners, paid and unpaid, to discuss the importance of human right-based approaches in their work.

Save the date: Tuesday, 11th September, Glasgow

Human rights are at the core of community development. Communities who understand human rights can use that knowledge to hold duty bearers to account and make positive change.

To make sure this happens, community development practitioners need to be confident and skilled in a human right-based approaches, using them to analyse, understand and improve their practice.

Delivered jointly by the Scottish Human Rights CommissionEdinburgh Tenants Federation and the Scottish Community Development Centre, this one-day conference will:

  • Bring people together to share ideas and practice from Scotland and beyond.
  • Explore what skills, tools and resources are required to support this approach.
  • Start planning how we co-produce this support together as a community of practice.

We’ll be offering places for this event soon. In the meantime, save the date in your diary and join our conference mailing list to here the latest.

Sign up to the conference mailing list here >>

For more information please contact david.reilly@scdc.org.uk.