What Community Development Workers do:
Community Development Workers (CDWs) work with people in communities to:
- Help identify their needs, issues and concerns. Then find ways to overcome them.
- Support the development of a community group, activity or project.
- Organise learning opportunities, campaigns, focus groups for consultation or forums, where members of a community can raise issues with the Local Authority, Police or other agencies.
- Work with people who are deprived, disadvantaged, discriminated against, or in greatest need.
Senior Community Development Worker
Rose Green is the Senior Community Development Worker: 'As Senior Community Development Worker I oversee Community Development Projects in Gorse Ride, Finchampstead; Eustace Crescent, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham; Hornbeam Drive, Lower Earley; Shinfield Rise, and Shinfield. I am working with the South East Woodley Community Association to raise funds to employ a CDW for the Southlake Crescent/Drovers Way area of Woodley.'
'I also work with several 'Communities of Interest', i.e. Older People; Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, Black and Minority communities and Faith and Interfaith communities.'
'Please contact me if you have an issue you would like to talk to me about, an idea for a community project, if you would like to get involved in your community, to get active or take action.'
Community Development projects
There are Community Development Projects in Rainbow Park, Winnersh and The Acorn Centre, Woosehill.