It is time we stopped seeing homelessness and those homeless as a problem but as ab opportunity. An opportunity to become a civil society and build a stronger, safer community.
These were the word of John Lennon from his song Happy Xmas (War is Over). I think most of us are happy to see the end of 2020 and looking … Continue reading Another Year Over and a New One Begun
People put a lot of work into compiling an assets map. They meet with others, discover their gifts, passions knowledge and interests. They locate the physical infrastructure assets around them, … Continue reading We’ve Got an Assets Map…Now What Happens?
Introduction This week I’ve been thinking about neighbours. How important being a good neighbour is, how good local community creates a safer place, how being a good neighbour is like … Continue reading The Beauty of Neighbours
Introduction In 12 weeks time a general election will be held in Queensland, Australia. As expected there are the usual calls for harsher penalties for offenders and particularly for juvenille … Continue reading Crime Prevention: Harsh Penalties Do They Work? What Else Can We Do?
When most people think of safety or a safe street they tend to think of a place with low crime rates and when they consider how to make a street … Continue reading Want to live in a safe street?….then be a good neighbour.
Social Justice: the core values behind Community Development
I haven’t always been a runner. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t so long ago that going for a run was the last thing on my mind. Now I … Continue reading Building Community is a lot like running