The theme of this year’s summer regeneration conference was Community Wealth Building (CWB) and the potential contribution that CCHAs can make to this agenda.
Delegates heard that CWB is a people-centred approach to local economic development, which redirects wealth back into the local economy, and places control and benefits into the hands of local people. Community Anchor Organisations are key conduits for delivering CWB, and we know that CCHAs have been providing physical, social and economic benefits in their communities for decades.
Please see below for presentations from the conference (more to follow)
- CWB: a view from committee members, featuring Andy Duffin, Secretary, & Phil Welsh, committee member, West Whitlawburn Housing Co-op
- The Preston Model – at the vanguard of the UK approach to Community Wealth Building, with Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council
- From pandemic to epidemic, with Fiona McGovern, Community Investment Manager, Ardenglen HA
- Talking Heads – an interactive session on partnership working and more, with Gary Dalziel, Chief Executive, Elderpark HA, and Irene C McFarlane, CEO, Linthouse HA
- The positive effect of goConnect! Brenda Whitelaw, Manager, goConnect Project, Glen Oaks HA