Managing Community Practice: Principles, Policies and Programmes

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9781861343567: Managing Community Practice: Principles, Policies and Programmes

Recent policy trends have moved the principle of community involvement to the centre of the UK government's social inclusion, neighbourhood renewal and health development programmes. The challenges to managers involved in such work are addressed directly by this book. The book provides material on a key - and neglected - aspect of the government's agenda: how organisations can work effectively in communities and in partnership with local community groups. It brings together contributions on the meaning, principles and application of managing community practice. Its distinctive feature is its focus on the role and skills needed by managers if ambitious regeneration and social inclusion programmes are to work in communities.

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Sarah Banks, School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Durham, Hugh L Butcher, Formerly Head of Department of Applied Social Science and Humanities, Bradford College, Paul Henderson, Community Development Consultant and Jim Robertson, Division of Adult and Community Care Services, Northumbria University at Newcastle

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In providing a comprehensive guide for community development practitioners, this book fills a major gap in the literature. Every practitioner should have a copy to hand on their desk. Colin C. Williams, Department of Geography, University of Leicester

This is an excellent text on the complexities of managing community based work. This book makes a positive contribution to the literature on management in the voluntary and statutory sectors of community work. John Platten, Youth and Community Work, Department of Applied Social Studies, John Moores University, Liverpool

This fine volume is further confirmation of the growing importance of 'neighbourhood' in delivering public services. The book is for managers and practitioners and helps understand 'going local' and how it will help reshape organisations as they redirect their energies toward providing neighbourhood-based services. Community Care

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