community development worker
community development workerA 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.