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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The loss of a community development worker acting as a catalyst for community development will be extremely detrimental to the area.
SLH trainee community development worker Christine Flanagan said: ``It's a big honour for all the young people involved and for SLH.
Jason Wright, a 25-year-old community development worker from Darlington, said: "I think it is.
Ann Poynton, community development worker with Sandwell Primary Care Trust, said: "The plaque is a simple affair but we think a fitting tribute to Duffy.
Community development worker Rebecca Sullivan said today: "It has become the focus of the village.
Caroline Marshall, the school's community development worker said the children really entertained shoppers on the day.
A COMMUNITY Development Worker for Lesbian Gay Bisexual (LGB) communities is to be appointed in Newcastle.
Ann Poynton, community development worker with Sandwell Primary Care Trust, said the plaque would be a fitting tribute to the popular figure, who was known by his nickname, Duffy.
The organisation's community development worker Michelle McCafferty said: "This event is for people to celebrate all the different cultures we have in Blyth, to take part in different activities and to chat to people from other cultures they may never have had the opportunity to meet before.
The former Labour man, who works as a community development worker in Camp Hill, has slammed what he claims is an "apparent bias against those living in the north of the county" by Warwickshire Primary Care Trust (PCT).
The gigs were the idea of community development worker Lee Davies who wanted to give the Emos an activity they would enjoy.
learning Huddersfield Technical College Family Learning Development tutor Alison Pheasey (left) with adult learners, Dryclough Infants School community development worker Gill Simpson (fourth left); in the picture on the right Mount Pleasant School extended learning worker Jayne Hoyle (left) is pictured with adult learner Janet Ellis LOCKWOOD parents are learning to help their children learn.

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