Leeds Community builders – yes, we can!

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Teresa Milligan, Community Builder.

You may have heard of asset-based community development (ABCD) which identifies the existing skills, talents and capacities of people and their communities to encourage change and development from within; the community’s strengths instead of its needs. The assumption is that, given the tools and the opportunity, small groups of local residents can change the things that they believe need changing in their community better than anyone else.

But how do you do that?   What you need is a community builder, someone who can plant seeds at a neighbourhood level, who shares stories about people who do amazing things and creates a positive environment so that people can come together and form strong, cohesive and resilient communities. read more …