Visible Communities is “…a quality systems and standards for the community sector. Developed by Community Matters in consultation with its members and other core stakeholders, VISIBLE Communities™ is a unique approach to promoting quality and best practice in the community sector. VISIBLE Communities™ is based around a set of seven core principles that we believe underpin […]
What is meant by valuing worth? It is a process and tool developed by Birmingham City Council as part of this programme. Tony Rich – a consultant who runs Rich Regeneration – was brought in to do some work on Measuring the Social Value and Impact of Asset Transfer. He has also written this Guide […]
Iain Neville is Head of Economic Inclusion at the West Midlands regional development agency – Advantage West Midlands. He spoke to us at the conference held on March 26th 2010 to share what has been learnt in the Birmingham pilots with local authorities and community groups from around the region. You can listen to his […]
It’s not all smooth going with building work. Suzanne Knipe found that the builders had left their access door unlocked – the one that has to stay secure.
Andy Fisher of Tomlinson’s talks about progress after the snows have cleared.
Linda Hines is a volunteer director of Witton lodge Community Association – which has taken over Perry Common Community Centre and is turning into a new community hall. Here she gets to look at early progress, and explains what she’s looking forward to.
Steve Harrison – Tomlinson’s project manager at Norton Hall – explains why the heaters are on on the outside in the snow.
Suzanne Knipe shows us rounds the building work and gives us a sense of what has been accomplished in the first 3 or 4 weeks and what next.