If you’re passionate about helping to develop your local community, pop in to one of the upcoming meetings hosted by Sandwell Council and Sandwell Churches Link.
A series of friendly, practical workshops have been organised across the borough to introduce the idea of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).
Asset Based Community Development is a local, ‘grass roots’ approach to strengthening communities.
Through a process of recognising, identifying and harnessing existing ‘assets’ that individuals and communities have – things like skills, knowledge, capacity, resources, experience or enthusiasm for example – ABCD aims to help strengthen and improve things locally.
Instead of looking at what a community needs or lacks, the approach focuses on best using the ‘assets’ that are already there.
The workshops are a chance to learn more about ABCD, and network and chat about what it would look like to work together in your area. Representatives from any sector are welcome.
Workshops will take place at:
Holy Trinity Church, Smethwick
Sandwell College Arts Café
Friar Park Millennium Centre
The Oak Tree Centre, Oldbury
Cradley Heath Community Centre
St Mark’s, Ocker Hill
Find out more, and how to book HERE