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Bhajan Hunjan talks about the art work created by her for Norton Hall

Posted on 5th May 2010 by

Bhajan Hunjan and Said Adrus have created a work of art from nearly 60 objects given to them by the people who work in and use Norton Hall.  Here Bhajan installs the work and talks about the idea.

Iftikar Karim on Norton Hall and Community Asset Transfer

Posted on 6th April 2010 by

Iftikar Karim has been involved with Asset Transfer since 2002. As a board member of Norton Hall Children and Family Centre he has helped the organisation navigate taking on a 50 year lease of their building from Birmingham City Council and then undergo a £250,00 renovation.

Here he talks about the lessons he has learnt and the advice he would give to other community groups and local authorities:

What are the benefits of Community Asset Transfer?

  • It is a great opportunity to empower community (more…)

Visible – community group quality standard/process

Posted on 23rd March 2010 by

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 strong sustainable community organisations.

By sustainable we mean well run, financially sound, and delivers high quality social impacts.”

As part of this programme Birmingham has been piloting using these standards through a number of information and training workshops with community groups. We have also supported 5 0rganisations through the assesment process:

This was the presentation given at the Community Asset Transfer development conference in Birmingham on March 23 2010.

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