ERIC Number: ED481821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Learning from Local Strategic Partnerships: LGA Advice Note for Working with the Community and Voluntary Sectors.
This document is intended to assist local authorities in England and Wales who are interested in forming local strategic partnerships (LSPs) with the community and voluntary sectors. Section 1 presents the following guidelines for LSPs when developing a community strategy to meet local priorities: (1) have each local area prepare a plan to improve community cohesion; (2) prepare a communication strategy that enables community cohesion plans to be articulated; and (3) draw up a communications strategy that ensures fuller understanding of the LSP's programs and priorities. Section 2 discusses the following aspects of developing an inclusive LSP: (1) community development and participation and involving Black and minority ethnic communities; (2) defining the voluntary and community sectors and understanding their impact; (3) working with the voluntary and community sectors; (4) the voluntary and community sector infrastructure; and (5) other mechanisms for involvement in LSPs; and (6) decision making and executive bodies. Section 3 explains why council members should be involved in LSPs, and Section 4 presents guidelines for working with the community and voluntary sectors in the 88 areas that are eligible for the Neighborhood Renewal Fund. Six case studies and a list of six contact organizations and three recommended publications are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Blacks, Case Studies, Community Coordination, Community Development, Community Organizations, Community Services, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Local Government, Local Issues, Minority Groups, Neighborhood Improvement, Strategic Planning, Training, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
For full text: http://www.lga.gov.uk/Documents/Publication/learningfromlsps.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom