New resource to support community organisations during the Covid-19 outbreak

The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) has developed a new resource to help community organisations deliver their work safely.

The resource is designed to be interactive. SCDC will respond to questions and observations from users and update where appropriate.

The resource is here: https://www.scdc.org.uk/supporting-communities-safely.

Read more about it here: www.scdc.org.uk/news/article/2020/5/15/supporting-communities-safely-advice-for-community-groups-organisations-and-volunteer-networks.

Leith Creative – Making Places

Adapted from an email form Citizen Curator, with apologies for late posting by LHNCC. (The email was received in good time.)

I wanted to initially flag that Leith Creative and the Scottish Community Development Center will be co-hosting three meetings over the coming months.

Building on from the Leith Conference in October 2019, the meetings will focus on the key issues effecting the area, the development of a Local Place Plan and the potential of a new Leith Community Development Trust.

I will circulate booking details early February, but for your diary – meetings will be held in the Leith Community Center between 6.30 and 9pm, on the;

  • 20th February
  • 19th March
  • 23rd April

The meetings are open to all so please do share as soon as bookings open. A light bite and refreshment will be available on the night.

As some of you know over the break I took the decisions to step down from Citizen Curator, the charity that supported this Leith Conference and founded Leith Creative. It will be winding down over the coming months. I hope to finish this project and focus on the foundation of something new for the area to continue this work.

In the mean time, just a quick thank you for your support so far, and I will be responding in person shortly.

Best wishes

Duncan

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.