In this blog post John Hitchin, CEO, explains how our thinking on place has evolved in the last two years through our experiences of working with places and organisations, evaluating place-based programmes, and doing the hard-yards of place-based facilitation. At the same time, there has been a growing interest from the government in place through the ‘Levelling Up’ agenda.
Place and Communities
In the second meeting of the place-based systemic change community of practice, participants heard from Graeme Duncan (right2Succeed) and Claire Reindorp (Peabody) about building and working in teams of people doing place-based work.
In the first meeting of the community of practice, participants considered the individual’s role in place-based change. The focus of the February place-based systemic change community of practice was sharing experiences to build a way of thinking about the skills and approaches practitioners need to do place-based work. We asked the group to bring thoughts about
While all places face a unique set of challenges and opportunities using ‘place’ can create more effective ways of working to improve places inclusively.
Renaisi is the independent evaluation partner for Power to Change’s Empowering Places programme. Read the interim evalu