Community development is not new but it is increasingly being seen as an important element of delivering Putting People First by members of our learning community. In particular the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD ) approach which starts with identifying what communities have rather than what they lack is helping to increase capacity within communities to address their own needs. These case studies show a range of community development initiatives and how they are linking in with social care.
A range of community initiatives and approaches are illustrated here, which make a contribution to the transformation of social care. In some cases there are explicit connections between the initiatives and Putting People First, in others they have been developed for another purpose but make a relevant contribution and can be connected.