This study aimed to investigate the impact of a specific activity, The Young Heritage Detectives project, co- ordinated by The Children’s Society, Rochdale with a group of disadvantaged young people within the UK North West region. The ESRC CBC voucher allowed The Children’s Society researcher to follow up a year after the initial Young Heritage Detectives (YHD) project had been completed, with a group of 12, young refugees and asylum seekers in the Rochdale area of Lancashire.
This report looks at the growing trend for self-regulation initiatives to encourage and certify good practice in UK Third Sector organisations and why empowering service users should be the main objective.
This report focuses on how active citizenship and community empowerment can be encouraged through community arts, drawing on the lessons of community theatre making led by intergenerational research, and how the impact of projects can be evaluated to improve participatory arts in south east London.
This report explores how long-term participative and collaborative arts projects are engaging local communities in creative responses to local political, economic and physical changes and how the experience can be used to strengthen active citizenship and community empowerment.
The report examines five case studies where unions have developed community networks to organise vulnerable workers, encourage activism, improve access to learning and employment support, strengthen social cohesion and generally promote the benefits of trade unionism. These cases are analysed to assess the advantages and ingredients of successful community engagement.