glad you think the toolkit could be useful.........I was just involved in the pilot to develop the approach, the Park decided to use the local CVS to deliver the approach in the other communities on a long term basis so for an up to date…"
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I have lived and worked in rural communities for 34 of my 49 years. At present I am particularly interested in issues about rural communities and resilience.
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After a varied career in the public and voluntary sectors I am currently working as a researcher at the Centre for Rural Health. I am particularly interested in issues around rural service delivery and community engagement. At the moment work and family commitments mean not much time for community interests but I have previously been involved in public life in lots of guises from local to national orgs.
Hi Ann. Many thanks for the message signposting Our Community.. A Way Forward, which Nick passed on to me. The toolkit is still up on the Park website - http://www.cairngorms.co.uk/park-authority/about-us/publications/?publicationID=179 - and I've enjoyed reading it. Think this could be a really useful resource for people involved in asset mapping. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on how taking an assets approach (through appreciative inquiry) got different results from the previous pilots. What were the key differences? How easy (or difficult) was it to engage people in discussions of community strengths, rather then focusing on needs / issues / deficits?
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