2012 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Church Action on Poverty, and the need has never been greater.
At Church Action on Poverty we believe in people's inherent power to generate solutions to the problems that they face; to have their own voice, ownership and power, and a right to learning. Our brand-new People-Powered Change training programme draws on the work of our programmes over more than a decade in supporting local people to reclaim power over key decisions which affect their lives.
Our brand-new People-Powered Change training programme draws on the work of our programmes over more than a decade in supporting local people to reclaim power over key decision which affect their lives.
The work of ChangeMakers and our Community Pride and Participatory Budgeting Units draw extensively on experience and expertise from across the globe, including the work of Brazilian popular educationalist Paolo Freire; US Community Organiser Saul Alinsky; and the Participatory Budgeting movement which too has its roots in Latin America. In each case we have successfully applied these models to tackling poverty and empowering local people in low-income communities across the UK.
We hope that you will find something to suit your interests from amongst the various approaches to engaging and empowering communities that we have developed over the years