Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?

“How do you work in a place-based way when you can’t be in the place?” We've been pondering this question since March. Our Director put this to the team as the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions began to unfold... New approaches to place-based working The last few months have seen life as we all know it change in… Continue reading Can ‘place-based’ work continue at a distance?

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Concepts, ideas and research

The Capabilities Approach: ‘A Family of Theories’

Our aim at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland is to find ways of bringing people, partners and services together, in order to tackle the big issues currently making it difficult for children and young people to live happy and healthy lives. The big, big issue at the moment – for everyone - is undoubtedly the outbreak of… Continue reading The Capabilities Approach: ‘A Family of Theories’

Community engagement, Concepts, ideas and research

4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe

Here at Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland, we're using a capabilities approach to help young people articulate their goals and aspirations - and to help them recognise the barriers and enablers to achieving these aims. Public services can be key enablers, but it's really important that new ideas are incorporated into their development - otherwise they can… Continue reading 4 inspiring ways young people have changed public services across the globe

Concepts, ideas and research

The school with a heart for community

During a recent work trip to Manchester, members of the Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland team took the opportunity to visit Manchester Communications Academy (MCA), a creative, innovative and inspiring secondary school which has the whole community right at the heart of everything they do. Opened in 2010, and with the words “with you... for you... about… Continue reading The school with a heart for community