Strategic community services
The Strategic Community Services (SCS) team aims to strengthen local communities by ensuring equality, meaningful participation, meaningful process, integrity, inclusion, collaboration and hope.
We strive to do this by empowering:
- local communities
- communities of interest or identity
- communities organising activities around specific themes or initiatives
The team aims to strengthen the capacity of local people as active citizens through community groups, organisations and networks. In turn, this enables them to shape and, hopefully, make a change in their communities.
We work to help people recognise and develop their ability and potential, and to organise themselves to respond to problems and needs which they share. We support the establishment of strong communities that manage and use assets to promote social justice and help improve the quality of community life.
Our ambition enables the community, our partners and the agencies we work with to improve community cohesion and the quality of life for local people.
The SCS team supports a wide range of work, some of which is listed below.