We may find it difficult to believe people have something to offer which other people will want

To read on United Response website:

Working With Communities guide


United Response’s vision is a society where all people are equal participants, and have access to the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This means people with complex needs and communication barriers enjoying the good things in life, and having recognised and valued roles in their communities.

Social care involves providing a service with the aim of meeting individuals’ needs, but simply working with people as individuals is not enough. In order to support people to lead full lives, we need to build on our active, person-centred approaches by working with the communities and neighbourhoods where people live.

This 20-page guide to working with communities explains how doing so will help create more opportunities for the people we support to build relationships, as well as help us discover how our work can make a difference to the lives of others who are at risk of social isolation. It includes practical advice and case studies, and pairs perfectly with our 50 Things You Can Do Right Now poster, which lists ways you can find out what’s going on in your local community.

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