Principles of Community Development

  • Social justice, equality and human rights
  • Empowerment of individuals, families and communities from the ground up
  • Maximising the participation of service users and communities
  • Partnership approaches between the community and voluntary sector, health and social care, and other agencies.
  • Bringing about a sense of local ownership and control, through communities taking action together to identify and meet their needs
  • Tackling the root causes of poverty and exclusion and strengthening the social fabric and support systems within disadvantaged communities.
  • Community Project examples