Today we launch a new toolkit of real case studies illustrating different ways of equalities approach to programme design. The toolkit is supported by a short briefing which summarises the approaches.
Taking an equalities approach means placing people and communities who are usually on the margins at the centre when designing and developing programmes and projects.
Read about how we ran our own rainbow train for Pride, delivered sign language-interpreted dementia information sessions, ran multi-cultural gardening projects, co-designed pay-as-you-like cafes… how retired farmers brightened up their high street, how to run an inclusive community group, how digital exclusion is different for different people and much, much more across the 24 short mini case studies.
The toolkit can be read as an independent document or used as a companion document to our recent practical model for ensuring equality in community development work, A Spatial Approach to Working with Marginalised Communities.
We hope the toolkit will be useful for:
- Recipients of funding pots looking to improve their local neighbourhood.
- Council officers, voluntary or community sector workers or members of local communities working to develop work in place.
- Funders and local authority commissioners designing place-based programmers or intervention.
- Equalities organisations looking to influence decision makers.
Download the documents at the following link: ambitionforageing.org.uk/inclusiontoolkit
We are offering free tailored online workshops to introduce the methods and approaches within this toolkit and the supporting document A Spatial Approach to Working with Marginalised Communities. If you are interested in setting up a session, or would like more information about this opportunity, please email [email protected]