l Community planning aims to improve the quality and delivery of public services
l All groups and communities to equally involve in the planning and managing of local services, to improved policy outcomes
l To provide community planning partners, including community representatives with help in this process.
HOW DOES IT DO THIS?
l An introduction to practical techniques used to support the process of community engagement in partnerships using techniques of
l Sharing information : Open space event. A themed discussion involving 1000 people based on workshops that participants create and manage themselves.
l Opinion gathering : Citizen’s juries. A small group that meet over a short period of time to deliberate on a specific issue or topic
l Capacity building : Community animateurs. Local people employed to promote and facilitate participation.
l Participation and Partnerships : Community auditing.
l Ensuring equal opportunities in community engagement : e.g. Equal opportunities in community engagement. A key principle of Community Engagement is the need to tailor measures to remove barriers to participation.
WHEN SHOULD IT BE USED?
l Community engagement is necessary both as a response to specific events, and in order to ensure ongoing community involvement.