Skills & Knowledge
Seeking the Lessons: Skills and Knowledge Programme Evaluation has six background research reports accompanying the main report
NRU and GO Strategies and Delivery (Background Report 1)
Findings from the Field (Background Report 2)
Neighbourhood Renewal Advisers (Background Report 3)
Neighbourhood Renewal Delivery Skills (Background Report 4)
Regional Networks (Background Report 5)
Renewal.net (Background Report 6)
The National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal requires a change in the way we work in and engage with communities in deprived areas. Residents, policy makers, practitioners, professionals and organisations all have a role in neighbourhood renewal, but many may not realise what is being asked of them. New skills and knowledge for neighbourhood renewal are needed if such widespread involvement is to succeed.
We need to change the way people working to renew neighbourhoods are trained and supported. Learning opportunities must be designed to help people and organisations 'do things right' - work more efficiently, more effectively, more inclusively. Such opportunities must also help them 'do the right thing' - identify what is wrong and how to rectify it.
The Skills & Knowledge Programme is committed to bringing about a step-change in the level of skills and knowledge for all involved in NR and ensuring that everyone involved in neighbourhood renewal has the support they need to improve neighbourhoods.A vision for this change is set out in our learning and development strategy: The Learning Curve.
A summary the Skills and Knowledge Programme is below:
'What works' guide (Adobe Acrobat 78kb)
Recognising Residents· Achievement in Neighbourhood Renewal (Acrobat 531.1 kb)
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