The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Building communities collaboratively: the Milton Keynes Community Mobiliser Service

Drake, Deborah H.; Simmons, Katy and Smith, Kate (2014). Building communities collaboratively: the Milton Keynes Community Mobiliser Service. Community Development Journal, 49(2) pp. 311–326.

URL: http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/content/49/2/311
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bst036
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

This article describes the development and continuing work of the Community Mobiliser Service in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. It presents selected findings from two qualitative evaluation studies. The findings suggest that the Milton Keynes approach has much to offer as a community development initiative, having successfully stimulated community mobilization and participation on several estates in Milton Keynes for nearly ten years. This article presents a snapshot of the service from the perspectives of parents, young people, and other community members. It is shown that the service has been instrumental in supporting individuals and groups of community members to strive towards personal goals, develop community-based initiatives, and reduce dependency on services. This article concludes by outlining elements of effective practice in building communities collaboratively.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal.
ISSN: 1468-2656
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetMK Council
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 37835
Depositing User: Deborah Drake
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 08:06
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37835
Share this page:

Altmetrics

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk