During the Coronavirus / Covid-19 period ABCD Leeds are open and are offering the following:

TOUCHSTONE ABCD TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

Monthly Online Training – Monthly ‘Introduction to ABCD’ – Booking here: www.abcdinleeds.eventbrite.com

Individual Bespoke ABCD Training sessions – available free to individual Leeds-based organisations – contact Gerry Andrews, ABCD Co-ordinator

ABCD Pathfinder Network Meetings – Monthly online meet-ups for Community Builders via Zoom

ABCD Information – Regular blogs & sharing of useful information for ABCD Practitioners via Twitter @ABCD_in_Leeds and www.abcdinleeds.com

Quarterly ABCD Forum – Online forum for discussion and updates on ABCD practice in Leeds (in person meeting when restrictions change). Further dates for 2021 to be confirmed.

Contact:– Gerry Andrews, ABCD Coordinator. Working Hours Tues 9-5pm, Thurs 9-5pm & Friday 9-5pm Contact on 07824580993 or gerrya@touchtonesupport.org.uk

TOUCHSTONE LINCOLN GREEN ABCD PATHFINDER

Supporting, connecting and engaging local people – Rory Wells, the Lincoln Green Community Builder is work remotely to support residents of Lincoln Green to access support or wish to help others in the local area.

Community Connectors – Active residents in the Lincoln Green area to have access to regular check-ins & mentoring with Community Builder in person or via WhatsApp, Facebook or Zoom as restrictions dictate.

Lincoln Green ‘Community Conversations’ and Quarterly Community Events – Bi-monthly Community Conversations are being held in Lincoln Green Square on Saturdays 11.00-4.00pm

ABCD Small Sparks Fund – individuals and groups in Lincoln Green can apply for small amounts of money to support their project or ideas. To apply contact Rory Wells, Community Builder on 07503906566 or roryw@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Facebook & Twitter –Rory will share regular updates on Facebook and Twitter for local residents.

Contact: ABCD Community Builder –Lincoln Green – Rory Wells, Lincoln Green Community Builder – Working Hours Mon 9-5pm, Tues 9-2pm & Thurs 9-2pm. Contact on 07503906566 or roryw@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Asset Based Community DevelopmentAsset-based community development, put very simply, is a bottom-up approach to working with communities that starts from a place that celebrates the strengths and assets communities have to draw from rather than starting from a point of focusing on what is wrong in communities and needs fixing. Asset-based community development draws upon existing community bonds to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.

ABCD Training

Touchstone hosts a project which aims to support organisations across Leeds looking to adopt asset-based community development approaches across Leeds. Through hosting workshops, training, asset mapping, networking opportunities and celebration events we seek to deepen understanding of ABCD practise and develop a shared local language for what this innovative approach means for the city of Leeds. If you are interested your organisation receiving free training please email gerrya@touchstonesupport.org.uk

ABCD Community Builder

As part of this work Touchstone also host a ABCD Community Builder in Lincoln Green. If you would like more information please get in touch with Rory Wells on roryw@touchstonesupport.org.uk

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