community development worker

community development worker

A person in the UK who works within a particular community to implement social change and improve local quality of life by working with individuals, families or entire communities to empower them to:
• Identify their needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities;
• Plan goals and take appropriate steps towards achieving them;
• Develop activities and services to improve their constituency’s lives.

Community development workers often act as a link between communities and local government and other statutory bodies, and are involved in addressing inequalities—e.g., of Black peopls and Asian minorities. CDW projects often target communities perceived to be disadvantaged due to race, economic circumstances or geography.
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But when the community development worker with Colin Neighbourhood Partnership arrived on Thursday he quickly realised the creature had wings.
From left: Community Development Worker Andrew Henderson handing out lights to Ross Jameson and Craig Barston (front)
A DEDICATED community development worker has been employed to improve connections with the Roma people in Liverpool.
HBC became established after a small group of concerned black professionals, headed by community development worker and event organiser Dominic Pinnock, investigated the overwhelming amount of evidence highlighting that African and Caribbean young people across the UK generally tend not to achieve as well as other groups in education and employment.
Holding three degrees and two certificates, Beaudin has been employed as a community development worker in Winnipeg's inner city and as an outreach worker in the Aboriginal community in respect to employment.
Simon Jay, community development worker at Haven Community Project, said: "We hold after-school and holiday clubs where we run various activities to get people involved in sporting sessions that they probably wouldn't be able to experience otherwise, and all at no cost so we can make it accessible to everyone who wants to give it a try.
Phoenix Centre community development worker Neal Hammond, above, said: "These grants will help us to work towards a sustainable future for the Phoenix Centre, in line with the aims and objectives of the original trustees of the Hall and Institute.
Mark Harrison, Edberts House community development worker, said: "We'd like to thank the Community Fund for its generosity.
In 1968, he joined the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs as a community development worker and later Veterans Affairs as the regional director general, Atlantic region.
A full-time community development worker will be appointed and they will undertake a community consultation exercise in the area to provide training courses for residents, support existing groups, help establish new ones as well as working with others to bring new services into the area.
We and the IJF want to appoint a community development worker to get out and about and find out the needs of individuals and groups and, after six months, make recommendations, then oversee their implementation.

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