Community organising is a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organisation that acts in their shared self-interest.
Cornwall and Devon Community Organisers exist to bring community organising to our counties.
It is hard to define Community Organising because it is so organic. We work at local level listening to the community in a variety of settings and developing groups and leaders to take control of their own community and future.
Our diversity includes, turning action into networks, creating new leaders, transforming communities. We work with children, young people, young adults, older adults and the even older adults. We work in homes, on the streets, in halls and in Parliament. We are only confined by the limits the community place on developing their own community. We don’t come with a pre-conceived agenda. We listen to the community and help the community to build their own agenda.
We are characterised by our grass-roots or door knocking approach to community organising. We build community groups from scratch, developing new leaders where none exist and organising the unorganised. Because we go door to door we reach the unreached and gain valuable insight into a community. We are able to reach beyond established community organisations to bring together a wide range of less privileged people.
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 doing in Cornwall and Devon.