Visible – community group quality standard/process

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 […]

Valuing Worth and Community Asset Transfer: Tony Rich explains.

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 on why Advantage West Midlands is involved in community asset transfer

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 […]

Linda Hines on the early stages of the work at Perry Common Community Hall

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.