This handbook contains a collection of prompts, ideas and frameworks to help you think about opportunities for social action in your community. It aims to help you explore and discuss the things you love about the place you live, as well as identify and take action on the things that need to change.
Our Amplify work responds to the real, lived experiences of people and the communities in which they live. We share some of our learnings to date in this report.
As part of our work in Essex The Uttlesford Community Action Research; Community Action Zones project took a strengths-based approach to understanding social isolation and loneliness; focusing on people’s social connections and networks, rather than assuming social deficit.
Our CEO, Helen Goulden, chaired an expert advisory panel into the Collaborative Economy for the Scottish Government which today [29/01/2018] launched its findings and recommendations in a report on how Scotland can best benefit from the collaborative economy.
Download our free “Let’s talk about parks” conversation cards for supporting ESOL classes and to explore the diversity of parks and what they offer new residents.
Do you work directly with refugees and asylum seekers? This resource book will share information on how the use of public space can help to facilitate wellbeing and inclusion, and offers ideas for supporting positive experiences. Are you involved in the planning, design or management of parks (or other outdoor public spaces)? This resource book… → Read More
Today we are facing unprecedented inequality challenges. Who holds responsibility for the widening gaps in society and how do we solve them? A tale of two cities presents community perspectives on what inequality is, and how it is experienced, struggled with and resisted. It shares the findings of research which took place over a year in… → Read More
Part of our places programme Amplify NI is a major five-year initiative to support people in Northern Ireland to take action together, to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. Read the programme’s impact report here.
Our 2-year ‘Communities Can’ pilot, run in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and five community CVSs, set out to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups. The project evaluation conducted by NPC highlights how community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities yet can face a lack of access to development.
Read our latest research report, funded by the Welsh government, into the lived experience of over 350 people in three Welsh communities; Port Talbot, Connah’s Quay and Aberystwyth.