Developing community organisations

This blog reflects on helping develop community organisations, especially Youth Mutuals in Lambeth in London and Delves Lane, Durham. It sets the wider commissioning, policy and economic backdrop and ends with some key learning points drawn out from John Thurlbeck about what has helped make things work in Durham. There is a link to the draft Youth Mutual constitution. 

John highlights key success factors behind the Delves Lane community partnership in Durham,

developing a Youth Mutual called Circle Crew for Change. These included:

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§  The presence and involvement of young people from the very first

§  The engagement of committed partners, including the local authority

§  The engagement with the wider community

§  Business planning owned by a core partnership

§  Developing and then holding onto the vision

§  Maintaining perspective in turbulent internal and external environments.