Top tips for excellence in community regeneration

Top tips for excellence in community regeneration





A new guide to help community regeneration organisations improve the way they work has been launched today by the Scottish Centre for Regeneration in conjunction with Quality Scotland.


The centre, part of Communities Scotland, has teamed up with Quality Scotland to produce a guide that sets out ways for organisations to access quality standards, such as Investors in People and Charter Mark, to boost their development.


Aimed at housing associations, the voluntary sector, local authorities, business advisers and others who work in the field of community regeneration, it includes the experiences of a number of organisations across Scotland who have benefited from adopting a quality approach.


Case studies range from Wishaw Academy Primary School and Alness Credit Union, to the Carman Social Inclusion Centre in the Vale of Leven. Wishaw Primary and the Social Inclusion Centre share their experiences of achieving Investors in People status, with the school explaining how it achieved its Charter Mark, and how it made use of the ‘How Good is Our School?’ quality indicators.


Craig McLaren, director of the Scottish Centre for Regeneration, said:


“The guide is a useful way for regeneration organisations to access techniques to help them become more effective in their work with some of Scotland’s neediest communities. There are a number of excellent examples from organisations the length and breadth of Scotland and it is hoped that by sharing their success it can be repeated elsewhere.”


Mike Marron, Quality Scotland’s chief executive, said:


“Quality Scotland was delighted to work with Communities Scotland in the production of this guide, which offers organisations involved in regeneration the opportunity to select from a range of the best management practices widely used by many of Scotland’s leading private, public and not-for-profit organisations to assist in improving their overall performance.”


Promoting Excellence in Scotland’s communities, a guide to performance improvement techniques in community regeneration is available on CD-rom, in hard copy from the centre, and in PDF format.


Source: Communties Scotland