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'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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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-58425-6, 978-0-415-58425-8
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetMilton Keynes Childrens Fund
Keywords: social justice; community; participation
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 27192
Depositing User: Katy Simmons
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:01
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 11:19
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