Community Development is a process where people come together to
take action on what's important to them.
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It helps communities to organise, and to identify the issues they want to address, or the opportunities they want to explore...  
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This can be done by
communities of place
or communities of shared identity.  
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Community development happens across Scotland, and probably near you.

Local groups use their skills and experiences to
make positive change.  
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It starts from the belief that everyone should have equal access to...  

& Opportunity. 
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But it also recognises that the way society and structures are organised means some people, groups & communities can end up
being excluded & oppressed.
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Community development challenges this by:  

Supporting communities to use their own assets to improve community life.
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Helping communities and public bodies work together to improve how services are run and how decisions are made.  

In the end, community development is about making a fairer, just and more inclusive society...  
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...with strong communities at the heart of decision making.  


(Keep going!)

We're SCDC.

We support best practice for community development in Scotland.

We work with communities, practitioners and policy makers to build skills and capacity across Scotland.
We're a small team based in Glasgow running events, developing resources and sharing good practice.

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Community Development
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Stopwatch animation: Simon Buisson