Book News: August 5th, 2003

Community Participation was developed in response to the increasing emphasis on communities being able to shape how partnerships work. It provides practical assistance to people wanting to support greater community participation in their partnerships. The toolkit has been used with Single Regeneration Budget partnerships and Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) in urban, rural and ex-coalfield areas. It contains general information on community participation, including a breakdown of local communities, the roles they can play in partnerships and symptoms of possible participation problems. A self-assessment section supports users to map the current participation and to develop a future vision of community participation.The toolkit is available from Engage East Midlands. Email: