Thornton Heath  Piloting Asset BasedCommunity Development CVA and Croydon NHS working with Nurture Development are pilotin...
Festival Day in Thornton Heath-Sept 18, 2011
And on the day people were invited to share their gifts….
Why have a meeting when you can have a party? (Jim Diers)
There are more gifts in every community than anyone can know…
Through learning conversations, connections are made, andtrust is built, community building-one-to-ones…
Local citizen connectors, spoke with neighbours and mapped thelocal assets: peoples gifts, associations, social spaces etc
A giving tree was filled with peoples names and mobile numbers-new connectors with ideas for building community….
Everybody in Thornton Heath cares about something enough to actupon it, we just need to ask. Start with passions, not prob...
Being intentional about the process of engagement, mapping:a) associations; b) capacity/contribution and then invitation
Place matters….
Where do live?
What do you dream?
What are your skills and talents?
What formal or informal groups are you part of?
What gifts and talents would you like to share?
Wow! That many? What would happen if we had theseconversations with everyone in Thornton Heath?
The art of conversation, conversations matter….
Young people are leaders of today, not tomorrow, we invite them in.The message on the day: Thornton Heath needs you, we ca...
As people passed by they saw the connectors &stopped for a chat….then one thing led to another..
And they stayed for the vision….
This is Shirley with her neighbour...Shirley is a neighbourhoodconnector
The connectors want to discover hidden treasure and buildrelationships….
They had already knocked on doors, and heard peoples storieslike Mr and Mrs Ahmed…..
Paul Macey who is a wonderful Community Builder, and isfacilitating the process on behalf of Croydon Voluntary Actionand C...
And Peggy and Mr & Mrs Ahmed were connected
The connectors have experienced the power of connecting people…
And they have been mapping local associations too….
And seeing the huge potential for connecting these assets also….
And the older people will have plenty to teach the kids as well…
Bingo!!!!
News flash: the streets of Thornton Heath were filled today withyoung people (and the young at heart) making fun…and Commu...
The glass is half full…..
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Thornton Heath is a pilot site for ABCD in the UK. Croydon NHS, Croydon Voluntary Action and Nurture Development are working directly with 20 resident connectors to identify, connect and liberate assets in Thornton Heath. This slideshow captures the power of this kind of citizen led process. The glass is half full in Thornton Heath. It tells the journey so far. This is the first of many steps to follow which will ultimately see the development of a citizen led neighbourhood plan. For more information email cormac@nurturedevelopment.ie

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  1. 1. Thornton Heath Piloting Asset BasedCommunity Development CVA and Croydon NHS working with Nurture Development are piloting ABCD in Thornton Heath, here’s the story so far…..Cormac Russell, ABCD Institute
  2. 2. Festival Day in Thornton Heath-Sept 18, 2011
  3. 3. And on the day people were invited to share their gifts….
  4. 4. Why have a meeting when you can have a party? (Jim Diers)
  5. 5. There are more gifts in every community than anyone can know…
  6. 6. Through learning conversations, connections are made, andtrust is built, community building-one-to-ones…
  7. 7. Local citizen connectors, spoke with neighbours and mapped thelocal assets: peoples gifts, associations, social spaces etc
  8. 8. A giving tree was filled with peoples names and mobile numbers-new connectors with ideas for building community….
  9. 9. Everybody in Thornton Heath cares about something enough to actupon it, we just need to ask. Start with passions, not problems…
  10. 10. Being intentional about the process of engagement, mapping:a) associations; b) capacity/contribution and then invitation
  11. 11. Place matters….
  12. 12. Where do live?
  13. 13. What do you dream?
  14. 14. What are your skills and talents?
  15. 15. What formal or informal groups are you part of?
  16. 16. What gifts and talents would you like to share?
  17. 17. Wow! That many? What would happen if we had theseconversations with everyone in Thornton Heath?
  18. 18. The art of conversation, conversations matter….
  19. 19. Young people are leaders of today, not tomorrow, we invite them in.The message on the day: Thornton Heath needs you, we can not dothis without you…
  20. 20. As people passed by they saw the connectors &stopped for a chat….then one thing led to another..
  21. 21. And they stayed for the vision….
  22. 22. This is Shirley with her neighbour...Shirley is a neighbourhoodconnector
  23. 23. The connectors want to discover hidden treasure and buildrelationships….
  24. 24. They had already knocked on doors, and heard peoples storieslike Mr and Mrs Ahmed…..
  25. 25. Paul Macey who is a wonderful Community Builder, and isfacilitating the process on behalf of Croydon Voluntary Actionand Croydon NHS sat with Peggy and heard her story….
  26. 26. And Peggy and Mr & Mrs Ahmed were connected
  27. 27. The connectors have experienced the power of connecting people…
  28. 28. And they have been mapping local associations too….
  29. 29. And seeing the huge potential for connecting these assets also….
  30. 30. And the older people will have plenty to teach the kids as well…
  31. 31. Bingo!!!!
  32. 32. News flash: the streets of Thornton Heath were filled today withyoung people (and the young at heart) making fun…and Community
  33. 33. The glass is half full…..

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