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Resourceful Communities Partnership

The Co-production Network for Wales is a member of the Resourceful Communities Partnership, you can read more about this partnership below.


Aspiration, Inspiration, Perspiration
Resourceful Communities Partnership’s national programme of events on communities and living well
March 2024 – June 2024
Online


‘Building Community Power – Challenges for 2024’
Tuesday 5 March from 12:30 – 13:30
Adam Lent, Chief Executive, New Local
Please click here to register for this event.

‘Communitisation’ – A Way Forward
Thursday 14 March from 12:30 – 13:30
Selwyn Williams and Sue Denman
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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
Wednesday 27 March from 14:00 – 15:30
Panel discussion with Q&A. Chaired by Sue Denman (founder and trustee of Together for Change), with panellists Professor Kate Ardern, Councillor Neil Prior, Dr Meinir Jones, and Sue Leonard.
Please click here to register for this event.

An Economy for Communities and for Wales
Wednesday 10 April from 14:00 – 15:30
Traditional economic development models are failing to address the economic challenges of our time. How can circular economic principles better support our future on the planet? How can people-centred approaches to local economies provide resilience and security at a time of great challenge and austerity? In this session, the presenters will share examples of progressive approaches and open the conversation about how to translate theory into practice. Presenters include:
– Centre for Local Economic Strategies
– Eifion Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Circular Communities Cymru
– Paul Hughes, Chief Officer, Pembrokeshire FRAME
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The vagaries and virtues of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)
Thursday 18th April from 14:00 – 15:30
Asset Based Community Development – a great idea on paper, but how can it work in the mess and muddle of the real world with real people?! We’ll be looking beyond the theory, finding hope in real life examples, and using poetry and discussion to explore the following:
– What can we realistically hope for?
– What kind of people do we need to be to build community through ABCD?
– What do we need to sustain us in this difficult work?
Led by Dave Horton, Independent Consultant
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Support for communities in research and evaluation – the role of HEIs (Higher Education Institutes)
Tuesday 14th May 14:00 – 15:30
Higher Education Institutes play a significant role in supporting the research and evaluation needs of communities. Their role can be multifaceted and beneficial to community development through research expertise, data collection and analysis, partnerships and collaboration, training and education, access to resources, policy analysis and advocacy and knowledge dissemination. These elements can all play their part but what does the wider infrastructure to support communities in research and evaluation look like in Wales? Why does it matter? 
Presenters will share current developments in Wales before collectively exploring ways to strengthen this area of work. 
– Professor Michael Woods, Director of Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences; Co-Director of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society, Aberystwyth University 
– Dr Anna Skeel, Research Fellow, Cardiff University 
– Emily Adams, Project Officer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Swansea University 
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Campaigning and a History of Protest in Wales
Wednesday 15 May from 14:00 – 15:30
A long history of campaigning for cultural, political and economic rights has shaped the nation of Wales. Campaigning for creating sustainable social change strengthens the chances of a healthy population and planet. Delivered as a practical workshop with presentations, this session aims to link the past to the present and illuminate a ‘sense of the possible’ in campaigning for the things that matter to people and our communities. 
With: Yvonne Murphy, Artistic Director and Executive Producer, Omidaze Productions, The Talking Shop; and Amanda Stone, Independent Consultant, Campaigning for Sustainable Social Change
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Sharing Learning on Community Development from Emerging Economies
Thursday 6th June from 14:00 – 15:30
There is much we can learn from successful community public health initiatives in emerging economies. This session will be about ‘what works best’ in health promotion with practical examples of transferred learning from Africa to Wales. There will be a panel discussion with Q&A. Chaired by Sue Denman with panellists: Dr Susan Chichlowska, Senior Lecturer, Swansea University; and Diana De, Reader, Cardiff University.
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Who We Are

A national forum for public and third sector organisations that help develop and promote local activities and action that improves wellbeing in communities #CommunityPower throughout Wales. The Partnership is jointly chaired by Building Communities Trust and Pembrokeshire County Council.

Logo: Resourceful Communities Partnership

Background

The Partnership began as a reference group of external partners advising Social Care Wales on its work on embedding community resilience.
It expanded during the pandemic, engaging with people from a range of organisations with remits as wide ranging as health and social care, inspection bodies, third and academic sectors.

Objectives

  • To use the knowledge and practice of members to influence policy and decision-making at local, regional and national levels, building capacity and skills within communities to increase and enhance their resourcefulness and promote Community power.
  • To bring together interest, research and practice experience to accelerate good practice in community action/activities that promote community resourcefulness and underpinned by the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 and the Social Services & Wellbeing Act 2014.
  • To inform and promote the evidence base and research for action/activities that support community empowerment.

Achievements

Contact

If you would like to know about being involved in the Partnership, please contact Emma.Davies@socialcare.wales or find us on X/Twitter @ResourcefulCym

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