Published: 28th Jan 2011

With less resources around the onus is on organisations to work together. Alison Chambers explains how to ensure things click into place A workshop run by Community Action Southwark. The organisation was created following the merger of Southwark Community Care Forum and Southwark Action for Voluntary Organisations in 2008 Working together strengthens the power of individuals, organisations and communities at a local neighbourhood level. By collaborating communities can create a critical mass to challenge, influence and participate confidently in local decision making and service delivery. But collaborative working is not always easy: there is a spectrum of approaches, motivations and outcomes, and often it is the people and power dynamics that can determine whether a collaborative venture succeeds or fails. How to Support… Collaboration for Communities: Giving Power to Partnership, produced by Bassac, a membership body for community organisations, is a new resource for independent facilitators … (To read the full article, subscribe below)