Who We Are
We are the leaders in strengths based development in the UK and Ireland. Our practitioners have the knowledge and skills to maximise the impact of community building efforts in areas of economic development, central and local government, health, safety, environmental protection and social inclusion. We achieve this through facilitation, training and mentoring.
We help people and agencies (including central and local governments) to intentionally start from a place of strengths/assets in order to build healthier, safer, more prosperous societies where citizens are in the driving seat.
We are able to demonstrate the lasting benefits and distinctive value of what we do, and to compare the benefits to those of more traditional approaches. Our supports offer excellent value for money, yielding a high social return on investment. We place a strong emphasis on assessing and demonstrating impact.
We use Strengths Based Approaches such as Asset Based Community Development, Timebanking, Appreciative Inquiry etc. Strengths Based Approaches focus on different ways of thinking about how to work for change – starting from a place of possibilities, strengths and capacities as opposed to problems and deficiencies.
Our Areas of Expertise
Strengthening Civil Society
Promoting Active Citizenship
Building Grassroots Social Inclusion
Community Policing and Community Safety strategies
Aging Well Strategies that engage real people in actionable change
Strengths Based Youth Development
Strengths Based approach to Probation and Juvenile Justice
Assets approach to addressing Health Inequalities
Health Promotion through ABCD
Sport as an Asset for Community Building
Facilitating local social and economic planning, vision making
Facilitating the establishment of Timebanks
Building practical models to promote localism and coproduction
Highly acclaimed strategies for community building, citizen empowerment, and participatory democracy
Developing citizen centred systems of local government
Building strong partnerships with partner agencies and citizens
Local economic development
Asset Based Community Development Workshops
Community Organising training
Who We Work With
We would be happy to discuss how wecan add value to your endeavours. If you are interested in discussing potential commissions, please contact:
Cormac Russell on +353 (87) 928 0998 or email@example.com
Salamander Lodge, 80 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 - Tel/Fax 01 496 1033 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org