The NH Community Development Principles & Practice Model
Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a community development approach.
Community development enables communities to identify and address their own needs. It starts from the assumption that communities have existing strengths and assets that make them part of the solution.
Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. This inclusive approach creates opportunities for individuals and groups to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make, strengthening networks and building social capital
Click here for the NH Community Development Principles
Click here for the NH CD Principles poster
Click here for the NH Community Development Practice Model
Click here for the NH Community Development Practice Model poster
Click here for the CD Tracking Template
Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box is a comprehensive, free on-line resource developed by the University of Kansas (USA).
It offers tips and tools and over 300 educational modules to support the development of skills in community needs assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community development practice
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Towards Shared International Standards for Community Development Practice
This paper provides the basis for shared international standards for community development practice. It presents the key themes and areas common across community development practice wherever that practice might take place across the world. It identifies the purpose of professional community development practice, the values that should underpin practice and the key methods used by the CD practitioner
Click here to access Towards Shared International Standards for Community Development Practice
Transitioning Towns Toolbox (Loddon Mallee)
This toolbox has been designed as a resource to assist small towns in the Loddon Mallee that find themselves in transition. The intention of this toolbox is to guide small towns in their decision-making and planning processes, by developing a deeper understanding of their community, its role in the region, what influences the future of small
towns, and how to respond effectively.
Click here to access the Transitioning Towns Toolbox
Community Planning Toolkit (Greater Shepparton City Council)
This toolkit provides user friendly tips, ideas and suggestions for engaging with communities to identify community needs and develop relevant and useful plans.
Click here to access the Community Planning Toolkit