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Getting real; one year on from CDF

Getting real Professional impact of closure There’s not much you can write about an organisation that has closed, other than to note that a year has passed quickly. The Community Development Foundation was around for nearly 50 years and, since it ceased trading on 31...

Health and social care; shifting markets, models and money.

It’s often said that the greatest gift you can possess in life is good health. Many of us take our health for granted, that is until something creeps up on us or worse, hits us out of the blue. It might not be our own health that is affected but someone close to us...

Coalition for Collaborative Care

Achieving collaborative care will be a necessary and complex trick for the NHS to pull out of the hat and yet individuals and community groups, motivated by experience, expertise and compassion have been applying this model for decades. In October 2014 the Community...

How the community sector can restore trust in democracy

On Monday, I was proud to see the launch of CDF’s latest research which illustrates just how fundamental the community sector is for grassroots engagement with politics. Although the report picked up some concerning issues about how much trust in national political...

Meet the community projects providing ‘tailor-made’ support

Community groups are experts about their areas; trusted by locals and committed to the individuals they serve. Put simply, community groups make life better because they are bespoke to the communities who need them. In light of the findings of our ‘Tailor-made’...