Community organising is a way of empowering people in communities with common goals to work together to create positive actions that benefit their community.
Cornwall and Devon Community Organisers would like all communities to have an opportunity to engage and empower themselves, to have more control over decisions that affect community life .
Community organising uses a simple model based around listening . We work at grassroots, listening to individuals in the community in a variety of settings ,groups emerge and new relations emerge.
The range of activity is as diverse , all is determined by communities themselves. We work with children, young people, young adults, older adults . We work in homes, on the streets, in halls where ever the community is . We strive to open doors that are closed and encourage better relationships with services. We have a clear code of conduct . Our agenda is set by residents and often this is to challenge decisions that affect community life
We are characterised by our grass-roots or door knocking approach to community organising. We support residents tobuild new community groups , developing new leaders where none exist and encourage mobilisation. Because we go door to door we are able to get better understanding of communities .
If you want to know more contact us and we would love to talk to you. Read our stories to hear some of the work we are already supporting in Cornwall and Devon.
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