'We are the ones we have been waiting for': the work of community mobilisers in Milton Keynes

Simmons, Katy; Laerke, Anna; Conway, Danny and Woodhead, Martin (2010). 'We are the ones we have been waiting for': the work of community mobilisers in Milton Keynes. In: Rix, Jonathan; Nind, Melanie; Sheehy, Kieron; Simmons, Katy; Parry, John and Kumrai, Rajni eds. Equality, participation and inclusion: diverse contexts, Volume 2. London: Routledge, pp. 53–67.

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Abstract

This chapter reports on an Open University evaluation of the Community Mobiliser service for Milton Keynes Children's Fund. This service offers an effective participatory approach to intervention in areas of disadvantage and potential social exclusion. We hear the voices of managers, workers, parents, children and community members and see the value of a participatory approach based on respect for service users and an acknowledgement of their central role in the development of local provision.

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