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    This area provides resources to support the learning from the book "The Impact of Community Work – How to Gather Evidence"Impact of community work - front cover image

    The authors of The Impact of Community Work: How to Gather Evidence, Karen McArdle, Sue Briggs, Kirsty Forrester, Ed Garrett and Catherine McKay, are strongly connected to current community work practice and are all long standing members of the CLD Standards Council. 

    In response to feedback from the field, the authors have created three short films focused on further strengthening practice through professional learning. 

    A number of practitioners have contributed to the making of these films: the authors would like to thank them greatly for bringing their voices so constructively into the project. Embedded challenge questions will allow colleagues to drill down into the topics.

    You can view these training resources in the pages that follow. 

    The book, which aims to provide essential guidance for professionals and pre-qualifying students on how to gather and generate evidence of the impact of projects in the community, is available to buy from Policy Press.

    Including case studies from diverse community settings, it provides easy to implement, practical ideas and examples of methods to demonstrate the impact of community work. Considering not only evaluation, but also the complex processes of evidence gathering, it will help all those involved with work in the community to demonstrate the impact and value of their work.

    With presentations about impact and the value of community work from the authors, Sheila Brown, Lead Inspector for CLD – Education Scotland, and Laurence Findlay, Director of Education and Children’s Services – Aberdeenshire Council, you can watch a video of the book launch below.