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 +# Resources
 +
 +This section contains listings of [Useful
 +publications](resource#​pubs) and [Useful
 +organisations](resource#​org) as I found them at the beginning of
 +1994.
 +
 +Researching the guide then I found few publications which deal
 +specifically with participation and partnership. Not surprisingly,​ books
 +of relevant techniques are fewer still. There are more around now - at
 +the end of 1998 - and I hope to revise this section.
 +
 +The references below are some of the main sources of information and
 +inspiration I found in developing theory and finding examples of
 +techniques. Please send me your own favourites for inclusion in updates
 +[david@partnerships.org.uk.](mailto:​david@partnerships.org.uk)
 +
 +<span id="​pubs"></​span>​Useful publication
 +-----------------------------------------
 +
 +**101 ways to generate great ideas.\
 + A consultant lists 101 ways to understand problems, generate ideas in
 +groups, develop solutions and evaluate which to use.\
 +**
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Awareness through to action.\
 +** Newcastle Architecture Workshop, 1992.\
 + A pack containing scores of techniques for achieving participation in
 +environmental projects and the design process. Useful for work in
 +schools, training for professionals and with community groups.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**A-Z of meetings.\
 +** Sue Ward, Pluto Press, 1985.\
 + ​Reflects the author'​s experience in the trade union movement and Labour
 +Party, and is strong on the formalities of constitutions,​ rules, and
 +standing orders.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Building effective local partnerships.**\
 + Local Government Management Board, 1993.\
 + ​Guidelines based on case studies of partnerships,​ aimed at both local
 +authorities and voluntary bodies with whom they may develop partnership
 +arrangements.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Change and how to help it happen.**\
 + ​Community Education Training Unit, 1994.\
 + A comprehensive and practical guide to facilitation methods for
 +organisational change. The approach and methods can be adapted for
 +participation processes.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Citizen action: taking action in your community.**\
 + Des Wilson with Leighton Andrews and Maurice Frankel, Longman, 1986.\
 + The nuts and bolts of organising a local campaign.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Citizen involvement:​ a practical guide for change.**\
 + Peter Beresford and Suzy Croft, Macmillan, 1993.\
 + A guide to participation and empowerment which focuses on initiatives
 +in social work and social services. Plenty of insights from service
 +users as well as practitioners,​ and guidelines for agencies.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community enterprise from the bottom up.**\
 + ​Edited by Nick Love, Lincolnshire Wolds Publications,​ 1993.\
 + Case studies and advice on creating local community-based enterprises.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community involvement in City Challenge.**\
 + ​Richard MacFarlane, NCVO, 1993.\
 + A good practice guide based on case studies of City Challenge projects.
 +Provides insights into the problems of achieving participation against
 +tight timetables and Treasury funding procedures.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community profiling: a guide to identifying local needs.**\
 + Paul Burton, School for Advanced Urban Studies, 1993.\
 + ​Provides a 10-step practical guide to developing a community profile
 +which is defined as \`a social, environmental and economic description
 +of a given area which is used to inform local decision-making.'​\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Consensus-building.\
 +** Andrew Floyer Acland, The Environment Council, 1992.\
 + ​Booklet on \`how to reach agreement by consent in multi-party,​
 +multi-issue situations.'​ Describes a five stage process: Assessment,
 +Initiation, Meetings, Decisions, Making the Solutions Work. Free - call
 +the Council.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Creating Development Trusts.**\
 + Diane Warburton and David Wilcox, HMSO, 1988.\
 + Case studies of joint public, private, community organisations
 +concerned with area conservation and renewal. Also outlines the start up
 +process for a trust, and elements of good practice.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Creating involvement.**\
 + ​Environment Trust Associates, Local Government Management Board, 1994.\
 + A handbook on participation techniques, covering some of the same
 +ground as this guide. Provides more detailed guidance on, for example,
 +workshops, surveys, and Planning for Real.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**The Local Government Government Management Board** is also producing a
 +series of free papers on community participation and other issues
 +relating to Agenda 21 - the programme being developed by local
 +authorities following the 1992 Rio Earth Summit..\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Croner'​s Management of Voluntary Organisations.**\
 + ​Croner Publications,​ 1989 plus quarterly updates.\
 + ​Substantial compendium of management advice, aimed at staffed voluntary
 +organisations.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Designing your own simulations.**\
 + Ken Jones, Methuen, 1985.\
 + Aimed mainly at teachers, but the approach is more widely applicable.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Getting organised:​** a handbook for non-statutory organisations.\
 + ​Christine Holloway and Shirley Otto, Bedford Square Press, 1985.\
 + The authors write that: \`The purpose of this book is to help you bring
 +about changes which will improve the effectiveness of your
 +organisation.'​ It does this by raising key management issues and
 +providing checklists and exercises.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Getting to yes.**\
 + Roger Fisher and William Ury, Hutchinson, 1981.\
 + A classic work on negotiation with applications spanning personal
 +relationships,​ work and international diplomacy. Key elements of the
 +method are: Separate the people from the problem; Focus on interests,
 +not positions; Invent options for mutual gain; Insist on objective
 +criteria. It deals with What if they are more powerful? What if they
 +won't play? What if they use dirty tricks?\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**How to make meetings work.**\
 + ​Malcolm Peel, Kogan Page, 1988.\
 + ​Covers planning for meetings, how groups work, different roles, formal
 +procedures, legal issues, and conferences. Brief section on \`special
 +meetings'​ for brainstorming,​ negotiation,​ therapy, training, and a
 +section on conferences.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**How to solve your problems.**\
 + ​Brenda Rogers, Sheldon Press, 1991.\
 + ​Counsellor and teacher deals with problems from the personal
 +perspective,​ using techniques also relevant to groups and organisations.
 +For example, chapters include Defining and clarifying the Problem;
 +Collecting information;​ Creative thinking; Generating more ideas; Making
 +decisions; Putting your decisions into action.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Influencing with integrity.**\
 + Genie Z. Laborde, Syntony Publishing, 1983.\
 + Early application of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) by a US
 +communication consultant. Provides a theoretical basis for advice on how
 +to establish rapport with your audience, clarify the outcomes you are
 +seeking, read body language, interpret responses, and run meetings
 +effectively.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Introduction to neuro-linguistic programming.**\
 + ​Joseph O'​Connor and John Seymour, Thorsons Publishing Group, 1990.\
 + A more detailed description of NLP, its psychological basis and use of
 +linguistic analysis. Deals with the underlying processes of
 +communication.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Just about managing?​**\
 + Sandy Adirondack, London Voluntary Service Council, 1992.\
 + ​Best-selling guide to effective management for voluntary organisations
 +and community groups. Covers all the main issues, with lots of
 +checklists.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Limbering up.**\
 + Ann Holmes, Radical Improvements for Peripheral Estates, 1992.\
 + Study of community empowerment on housing estates, with a strong focus
 +on the issues of confidence, communication and capacity. Twenty of the
 +issues are analysed in detail, with accompanying exercises to tackle
 +problems.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Local authorities and community development:​ a strategic opportunity
 +for the 1990s.\
 +** Association of Metropolitan Authorities,​ 1993.\
 + ​Recommendations on how local authorities can develop strategic plans
 +and practical action to secure greater community involvement in service
 +delivery. Prepared by a joint working party representing local
 +authorities and community organisations.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Making it happen:** a user's guide to the Neighbourhood Action Packs.\
 + ​Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation.\
 + A description of how to use three dimensional models and other back-up
 +materials to involve communities in decision-making. Written by Tony
 +Gibson who has pioneered Planning for Real. NIF has produced about 40
 +packs and publications guided by the philosophy that the people who live
 +and work in neighbourhoods are the real experts.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Managing yourself.**\
 + Mike Pedler and Tom Boydell, Fontana, 1985.\
 + ​Written for \`the thinking manager'​ by consultants who specialise in
 +management education and development. Based on the belief that \`you
 +cannot manage others unless you are able to manage yourself - to be
 +proactive, rather than allowing yourself to be buffeted and controlled
 +by events and other people.'​ To that might be added that you can't
 +empower other people unless you are empowered yourself.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Manual for action.**\
 + ​Martin Jeffs, Action Resources Group, 1982.\
 + ​Sub-titled \`Techniques to enable groups engaged in action for change
 +to increase their effectiveness'​. The first edition, published in 1977,
 +grew out of concern with training for non-violent action. The later
 +edition, revised by Sandy Merritt, contains over 120 techniques.
 +Unfortunately difficult to find.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Organising in voluntary and community groups.**\
 + ​National Extension College, 1992.\
 + This title covers two sets of linked materials produced by NEC: a set
 +of distance learning materials by Anne Stamper for people following the
 +RSA advanced diploma in the organisation of community groups, plus a
 +resource pack by Roger Gomm and Minna Ireland.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Organising things: a guide to successful political action.**\
 + Sue Ward, Pluto Press, 1984.\
 + How to organise public meetings, marches and demonstrations,​ lobbies,
 +petitions, conferences,​ festivals. Written for campaigners,​ useful on
 +other fronts as well.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Participation - a tenants'​ handbook.**\
 + Liz Cairncross, David Clapham, Robina Goodlad. Tenant Participation
 +Advisory Service, 1990.\
 + ​Written for "​tenants'​ groups and other tenants who may be trying to
 +have more say over what happens to their homes and estates."​
 +Distinguishes different levels of participation from listening to
 +control, and deals with some of the methods for involvement which may be
 +used by landlords.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Planning Together: the art of effective teamwork**.\
 + ​George Gawlinski and Lois Graessle, Bedford Square Press. 1988.\
 + ​Presents a theoretical model for co-operative planning by any group of
 +people working together as a team, and a step-by-step approach with
 +exercises. Chapters on Taking stock; Developing and sharing a vision;
 +Linking values, policies and strategies; Prioritising aims; Setting
 +objectives; Getting organised and staying organised; Evaluating
 +progress. The the model and exercises can be adapted for participation
 +processes.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Planning under pressure: the strategic choice approach.**\
 + John Friend and Allen Hickling, Pergamon Press, 1987\
 + A comprehensive account of the strategic choice approach to planning,
 +problem-solving and decision-making. Powerful, but not for the
 +beginner.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Practical problem solving for managers.**\
 + ​Michael Stevens, British Institute of Management, Kogan Page, 1988.\
 + The author defines problems as \`situations in which we experience
 +uncertainty or difficulty in achieving what we want to achieve'​ and
 +offers the equation \`objective + obstacle = PROBLEM.'​ He covers
 +defining problems; generating ideas; solving problems in groups;
 +evaluating solutions; and getting your solution accepted. Includes
 +useful exercises and checklists.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +Pressure: the A to Z of campaigning in Britain.\
 + Des Wilson. Heinemann, 1984.\
 + A practical guide to running campaigns by one of the most successful
 +campaigners of the 1970s and 80s. Mainly about national campaigns, but
 +also readable and relevant for local groups. See also Citizen Action.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Rational analysis for a problematic world.**\
 + ​Edited by Jonathan Rosenhead, Wiley, 1989.\
 + ​Brings together in relatively accessible form \`super techniques'​ for
 +problem solving like Cognitive Mapping, Soft Systems Methodology and
 +Strategic Choice.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Reinventing government.**\
 + David Osborne and Ted Gaebler, Addison Wesley, 1992.\
 + ​Contains many examples of new entrepreneurial approaches to national
 +and local government in the US and is, apparently, required reading
 +among Ministers and senior Civil Servants here.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Resource manual for a living revolution.**\
 + ​Virginia Coover, Ellen Deacon, Charles Esser, Christopher Moore. New
 +Society Publishers, 1985.\
 + US classic developed by people involved in non-violent social action in
 +the 1970s \`for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration
 +of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts
 +can have an effect for change, are looking for tools to transform it.'
 +Relevant to campaigning and practical action. Sections cover the
 +theoretical basis for change; working in groups; developing communities
 +of support; personal growth; consciousness raising; training and
 +education; organising for change; exercises and other tools; and
 +practical skills.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Signposts to community development.**\
 + ​Marilyn Taylor, Community Development Foundation, 1992.\
 + Makes community development understandable in under 40 pages: a
 +considerable achievement.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +Tenant participation in housing management.\
 + ​Institute of Housing and Tenant Participation Advisory Service, 1989.\
 + A guide to good practice based on research undertaken by Glasgow
 +University. Covers the legal requirements of participation in housing;
 +the pattern of participation found in research; the process; the
 +participants;​ outcomes and achievements;​ and standards and performance.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**The innovator'​s handbook.**\
 + ​Vincent Nolan, Penguin, 1989.\
 + A volume which brings together books on problem solving, communication
 +and teamwork written by the chairman of consultants Synectics Limited.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**The Tao of Leadership.**\
 + John Heider, Wildwood House, 1985.\
 + The author takes the 2500-year-old Chinese classic the Tao Te Ching -
 +source of \`The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' -
 +and shows its relevance for leaders (and facilitators) today. A reminder
 +that little is new.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Training and how not to panic.**\
 + ​Community Education Training Unit, 1992.\
 + A set of practical guidelines for people involved in training work with
 +community groups, voluntary organisations and local authorities. Covers
 +setting up and planning training events; running the training; exercises
 +and role plays; doubts and difficulties.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Training and how to enjoy it.**\
 + ​Community Education Training Unit, 1989.\
 + A collection of training exercises devised by people working in and for
 +community groups and voluntary organisations. The exercises cover groups
 +and meetings; publicity and campaigning;​ equal opportunities;​ finance
 +and funding; planning and problem solving.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Understanding organisations.**\
 + ​Charles Handy, Penguin, 1993.\
 + ​Charles Handy is the most accessible of the management gurus. He is
 +always readable, understands the voluntary sector, and puts people
 +first. This book deals with key issues like culture, motivation,
 +leadership, power and so offers insights into what makes organisations
 +participatory or non-participatory. Understanding Voluntary
 +Organisations is also available in Penguin.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Using management games.**\
 + Chris Elgood, Gower, 1990.\
 + ​Guidance on developing training games, simulation and exercises.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Voluntary but not amateur.**\
 + ​Duncan Forbes, Ruth Hayes and Jacki Reason, London Voluntary Service
 +Council, 1990.\
 + A guide to the law for voluntary organisations and community groups
 +covering responsibilities as an organisation;​ employment; premises;
 +insurance; fundraising;​ accounts; public activities; computers; facing
 +closure.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Working effectively.**\
 + ​Warren Feek, Bedford Square Press, 1988.\
 + How to improve an organisation'​s self-awareness,​ motivation,
 +performance (and appeal to funders) by using evaluation techniques.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Yes or no: the guide to better decisions.**\
 + ​Spencer Johnson, Harper Collins,​1992.\
 + ​Neatly uses the analogy of a journey to illustrate the main processes
 +of decision-making. See Yes or no in the A-Z section.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Your organisation:​ what is it for?**\
 + John Argenti, McGraw Hill, 1993.\
 + ​Argues strongly that all organisations must identify beneficiaries,​ set
 +performance indicators which ensure value is delivered to them, and
 +create governing bodies which represent their interests.
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +<span id="​org"></​span>​Useful organisations
 +------------------------------------------
 +
 +Information correct at March 1994 - call organisations before writing.\
 +\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**ACRE** (Action with Communities in Rural England)\
 + ​Somerford Court,\
 + ​Somerford Road,\
 + ​Cirencester\
 + ​Gloucestershire GL7 1TW\
 + tel: 01285 653477\
 + The national contact point for 38 county-based Rural Community
 +Councils.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Association of Community Technical Aid Centres** (ACTAC)\
 + 64 Mount Pleasant,\
 + ​Liverpool L3 5SD\
 + tel: 0151 708 7607\
 + ACTAC provides training, consultancy and project support to local
 +groups as well as representing a national network of professionals who
 +provide local technical support.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Association of Community Trusts and Foundations**\
 + High Holborn House,\
 + 52-54 High Holborn,\
 + ​London WC1V 6RL\
 + tel: 0171 831 0033\
 + The national body representing fundraising and grant-making Community
 +Trusts.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Association of Metropolitan Authorities**\
 + 35 Great Smith Street,\
 + ​London SW1P 3BJ\
 + tel: 0171 222 8100\
 + ​Represents metropolian local authorities. Published a recent report on
 +local authorities and community development - see Useful Publications.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Civic Trust Regeneration Unit**\
 + 17 Carlton House Terrace,\
 + ​London SW1Y 5AW.\
 + tel: 0171 930 0914\
 + The Unit runs a Winning Partnerships programme as well offering
 +consultancy on urban regeneration partnerships .\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community Development Foundation**\
 + 60 Highbury Grove,\
 + ​London N5 2AG\
 + tel: 0171 226 5375\
 + A non-departmental public body which aims to strengthen communities by
 +influencing policy, promoting best practice and supporting community
 +initiatives.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community Education Development Centre**\
 + Unit C1, Grovelands Court,\
 + ​Grovelands Estate,\
 + ​Longford Road,\
 + ​Coventry CV7 9NE\
 + tel: 024 7658 8440\
 + ​http://​www.cedc.org.uk\
 + The national focus for community education in the UK. Their Resources
 +catalogue is a useful mail order source of books and other materials in
 +the field.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community Education Training Unit**\
 + Arden Road,\
 + ​Halifax HX1 3AG\
 + tel: 01422 357394\
 + ​Produces excellent packs on training and facilitation.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community Land and Workspace Services (CLAWS)**\
 + 61 - 71 Collier St,\
 + ​London N1 9DF.\
 + tel: 0171 833 2909\
 + Gives building, landscape design and architectural advice to community
 +groups. See Design Game in the A-Z section.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community Matters**\
 + 8/9 Upper Street,\
 + ​London N1 OPQ.\
 + tel: 0171 226 0189\
 + A membership network of 800 local community organisations,​ providing
 +information,​ advice, and training.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Community Operational Research Unit**\
 + ​Northern College,\
 + ​Wentworth Castle,\
 + ​Stainborough,​\
 + ​Barnsley S75 3ET\
 + tel: 01226 285426\
 + ​Assists community groups by applying many of the techniques featured in
 +this guide.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Croner Publications Ltd**\
 + ​Croner House,\
 + ​London Road,\
 + ​Kingston upon Thames,\
 + ​Surrey KT2 6SR\
 + tel: 0181 547 3333\
 + ​Publishers of Management of Voluntary Organisations.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Development Trusts Association**\
 + 20 Conduit Place,\
 + ​London W2 1HZ.\
 + tel: 0171 706 4951\
 + The national umbrella organisation for community-based development
 +organisations.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Directory of Social Change**\
 + ​Radius Works,\
 + Back Lane,\
 + ​London NW3 1HL\
 + tel: 0171 435 8171\
 + ​Independent national charity which runs a wide range of training
 +courses and produces practical handbooks. Also produces a publications
 +catalogue including some other titles quoted in this guide.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Environment Council, The**\
 + 21 Elizabeth Street,\
 + ​London SW1W 9RP\
 + tel: 0171824 8411\
 + Runs training sessions and an Environmental Resolve consultancy
 +programme of consensus building.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Groundwork Foundation\
 +** 85/87 Cornwall Street,\
 + ​Birmingham B3 3BY\
 + tel: 0121 236 8565\
 + The Foundation funds and support a network of 34 local Groundwork
 +Trusts, which are public, private and voluntary partnerships engaged in
 +environmental work.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Information for Action Ltd\
 +** PO Box 277,\
 + ​Brighton BN1 4PF\
 + tel: 01273 724575\
 + A software consultancy which produces the specialist Cata-LIST database
 +designed for community groups.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Lincolnshire Wolds Publications**\
 + The Buttermarket,​\
 + ​Caistor LN7 6UE.\
 + tel: 01472 851558\
 + ​Publish Community enterprise from the bottom up.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Local Government Management Board**\
 + ​Arndale House,\
 + ​Arndale Centre,\
 + Luton LU1 2TS\
 + tel: 01582 451166\
 + ​Represents and supports local authorities through research, training
 +and publications.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**London Voluntary Service Council**\
 + 68 Chalton Street,\
 + ​London NW1 1JR\
 + tel: 0171 388 0241\
 + ​Publishes a number of the books on management of voluntary
 +organisations mentioned in this guide.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service**\
 + 177 Arundel Court,\
 + ​Sheffield S1 2NU.\
 + tel: 01742 786636\
 + Will provide details of your local Council for Voluntary Service, which
 +will be a contact point for voluntary organisations in your area.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)**\
 + 8 Regents Wharf,\
 + All Saints Street,\
 + ​London N1 9LR\
 + tel: 0171 713 6161\
 + The national body for the voluntary sector.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**National Extension College (NEC)**\
 + The Michael Young Centre\
 + ​Purbeck Road,\
 + ​Cambridge. CB2 2HN\
 + tel: 01223 400300 fax: 01223 400213\
 + ​e-mail:​info@nec.ac.uk\
 + ​website:​ [www.nec.ac.uk](http://​www.nec.ac.uk)\
 + ​Publish open learning courses, offer distance learning courses and
 +bespoke tailor-made work-based learning programmes
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation**\
 + The Poplars,\
 + ​Lightmoor,​\
 + ​Telford TF3 3QN\
 + tel: 01952 590777\
 + See Planning for Real in the A-Z section. NIF sells a range of packs
 +and also offers consultancy support on participation.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Newcastle Architecture Workshop Ltd**\
 + ​Blackfriars,​\
 + Monk Street,\
 + ​Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN.\
 + tel: 0191 261 7349\
 + The workshop is an educational charity providing an environmental
 +education and community technical aid and design service. See Awareness
 +through to action under Useful Publications.\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Partnership**\
 + 13 Pelham Square,\
 + ​Brighton BN1 4ET\
 + 01273 677377\
 +\
 + ​Offers consultancy and training on participation and partnership
 +organisations;​ where you can contact the author of this guide. David
 +Wilcox <​david@partnerships.org.uk>​\
 +
 +------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
 +**Planning Aid for London**\
 + ​Calvert House,\
 + 5 Calvert Avenue,\
 + ​London E2 7JP.\
 + tel: 0171 613 4435.\
 + ​Provides advice on town planning issues and encourages people to become
 +involved in shaping their environment. Can provide addresses of similar
 +organisations elsewhere.\
 +
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 +
 +**Priority Focus Team**\
 + Town Hall,\
 + ​Surrey Street,\
 + ​Sheffield S1 2HH\
 + tel: 01742 734024\
 + See Priority Search in the A-Z section.\
 +
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 +
 +**Radical Improvements for Peripheral Estates** (RIPE)\
 + C/o Middlesbrough Borough Council,\
 + First floor,\
 + ​Corporation House,\
 + ​Albert Road,\
 + ​Middlesbrough TS1 2RU.\
 + tel: 01642 245432\
 + ​Published Limbering up, a study of community empowerment on peripheral
 +housing estates.\
 +
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 +
 +**Royal Institute of British Architects**\
 + ​Community Architecture Resource Centre,\
 + 66 Portland Place,\
 + ​London W1N 4AD\
 + tel: 0171 580 5533.\
 + The resource centre organises training for community groups developing
 +building and environmental projects, and administers a fund for groups
 +undertaking feasibility studies. Also supplies information on architects
 +who will help groups.\
 +
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 +
 +**School for Advanced Urban Studies**\
 + ​Rodney Lodge,\
 + ​Grange Road,\
 + ​Bristol BS8 4EA\
 + tel: 01272 741117\
 + ​Research,​ consultancy,​ training and publications,​ including work on
 +issues of participation and partnership.\
 +
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 +
 +**Shell Better Britain Campaign**\
 + Red House,\
 + Hill Lane,\
 + ​Birmingham B43 5BR\
 + tel: 0121 358 0744\
 + A partnership of 15 organisations with Shell UK, providing information,​
 +grants and advice to local groups. The free Guide to a Better Britain is
 +an excellent source of ideas and help about community-based
 +environmental projects.\
 +
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 +
 +**Standing Conference for Community Development**\
 + 356 Glossop Road,\
 + ​Sheffield S10 2HW\
 + tel: 01742 701718\
 + A \`network of networks'​ for activists, paid workers and organisations
 +in the field. Call for details and local contacts.\
 +
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 +
 +**Stradspan Limited**\
 + ​Sheffield Science Park,\
 + ​Arundel Street,\
 + ​Sheffield S1 2NS\
 + tel: 01742 724140\
 + ​Supplies software for the Strategic Choice decision-making technique.\
 +
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 +
 +**Tenant Participation Advisory Service**\
 + 48 The Crescent,\
 + ​Salford M5 4NY\
 + tel: 0161 745 7903\
 + The national organisation promoting and supporting tenant
 +participation.\
 +
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 +
 +**Volunteer Centre UK**\
 + 29 Lower Kings Road,\
 + ​Berkhamsted,​\
 + Herts HP4 2AB\
 + tel: 01442 873311\
 + Runs courses for people working with volunteers, provides help and
 +advice to groups, and publishes useful materials.\
 +\
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