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Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change

This report explores the developing roles of key community sector organisations known as community anchors. It draws from six exemplar anchor organisations to explore their roles in engaging with, leading and challenging public service reform; how public services and the state can better support community anchors and community sector development; and the potential roles of anchors in building local democracy, community resilience for sustainable development, and wider social change.

Authors: James Henderson, (What Works Scotland) Philip Revell (Sustaining Dunbar), Oliver Escobar (What Works Scotland)

Executive Summary – Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform, local democracy, community resilience and social change (PDF)

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