Effective and meaningful community engagement can be stimulating, challenging and fulfilling work, drawing on a range of skill sets and involving a commitment to genuine partnership working. It means a collaborative discussion of the issues facing local communities with a wide range of partners, listening to local organisations that are active in the area and working with them to create structures and governance arrangements that support a culture of local involvement and ownership and provide for the long-term management of an area.
This toolkit is designed to help our staff and partners recognise what good community engagement looks like, be open to innovation and explore new ideas to meet the unique local needs of an area.
Whether its building new homes or regenerating existing communities, responding to community needs and aspirations is key to delivery and sustainability.
This toolkit is designed to provide a practical guide for working alongside local authorities and other partners.