Community development work: The approach in Camden Council
This podcast looks at Camden Council's role in community development, relational activism, and how the strength of the community has helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Dyfrig Williams, Learning Events Co-ordinator at Research in Practice speaks to Becca Dove, Head of Family Support and Complex Families, and Tim Fisher, service manager for Family Group Conferencing and restorative practice at Camden Council.
They talk about the council’s role in community development, relational activism, and how the strength of the community has helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. This is the first in a series of podcasts on the topic of community development.
Becca, Tim and Dyfrig discuss:
- How a community is defined.
- The origins of Camden Council’s community development approach.
- The council’s role in community development.
- Re-distributing power.
- How previous work has enabled the council to better deal with the impact of COVID-19.
- The key challenges that COVID-19 has posed and how they have been overcome.
- Advice for others wanting to do similar work.
Resources mentioned in this podcast
- Lawrence, J. (2019) ‘Me, Me, Me: The Search for Community in Post-war England’ Oxford University Press
- Dove, B. and Fisher, T. (2019) ‘The personal is the political: Relational activism and social justice’ Transforming Society, Bristol University Press
- Haraway, D. (2015) ‘Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin’ Environmental Humanities
- Klein, N. and Roy, A. (2020) ‘A Global Green New Deal: Into the Portal, Leave No one Behind' Haymarket Books
- Barnett-Jones, B. and Fisher, T. (2020) ‘Breaking virtual bread with Tom Shakespeare’ The Relational Soup Podcast
PQS:KSS - Relationships and effective direct work | Shaping and influencing the practice system | Effective use of power and authority | Purposeful and effective social work | Emotionally intelligent practice supervision | Creating a context for excellent practice | Designing a system to support effective practice
PCF - Values and ethics | Diversity and equality | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Contexts and organisations