New Better Community Engagement resources available

The Scottish Government has made available learning and training resources produced as part of the Better Community Engagement (BCE) programme which SCDC helped to deliver nationally.  These include practical materials, training guides and resource packs based on the local BCE demonstration projects which were delivered through the programme. 

The programme was based on the Better Community Engagement Framework (Learning Connections, Communities Scotland, 2007) which sets out a framework of competences designed to enable the planning of learning in community engagement and was developed to build the capacity of practitioners in community engagement.

The aims of the programme were to:

  • establish one or more working models of effective learning for community engagement across Scotland
  • evidence how structured learning could impact or improve community engagement practice
  • provide an evidence base for future development of learning for community engagement

Examples of the kind of resources available include training material for community and voluntary groups, templates for needs assessments, training for trainers and a guide to better engagement between public agencies and faith communities.  These, and many other resources, can be downloaded from the Better Community Engagement section of the Scottish Government website.  Click here to find out more about the background to SCDC’s involvement in the programme.