What is ABCD?

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is all about looking at the positives in a community, identifying the assets and creating a picture of what it is like to live there.

Assets can be things like libraries, community buildings, valued businesses and green spaces. But, most importantly, assets are also people and their capabilities; organised community groups
or individuals willing to share skills and talents.
ABCD seeks to change our view by looking at everything of value in a neighbourhood, and using this to encourage individuals themselves to develop and shape their own communities in a meaningful way. It’s community driven development.
ABCD starts from a place that prioritises and 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 improving.
What is a Community Builder?
A Community Builder is someone who is listening to local people and helping them develop what they want, improving links between people, local groups, and initiatives in the community and enabling increased community activity.
We want to find out what people would like from their community, and to make sure that activities are inclusive for all residents in LS16.

Examples of Community Building in LS16;

Some of the projects our Community Builder Ellen Stoker has helped with are:

Welcome In Craft Group
Welcome In Wellbeing Walks
Upcoming Installation of the Tinshill Little Library and Chatter Bench
New Bin on Bedford Drive
Street Parties uniting communities in LS16
LS16 School Uniform Exchange
Cookidge Community Run
Litter Pick and Community Garden Events
Tinshill Community Compost Project with Zest Leeds
Ukraine Fund Raiser
LS16 Assest Map

Each of these were ideas FROM the Community to benefit and support OUR Community here in LS16.

If you have an idea for our community then please drop her an email at ellen@opal-project.org.uk