Community Connectors have been employed by Peterborough City Council to support the embedding of the ABCD approach into the council’s everyday practice. Their role is to start conversations, bring people together, empower people to initiate activities to bring about changes that people want to see, and create community leaders of the future. The connectors work with community groups and other key stakeholders, identifying and upskilling community leaders to promote integration and reduce inequalities. They identify and nurture community assets, listening and aligning what they do to empower communities to take social action and address local issues. This often leads to more effective and suitable solutions, resulting in communities feeling safe, healthy, connected, and able to help themselves and each other.
If you would like to be involved, the volunteer role of a community guide may suit!
A community guide…
The Community guides will receive support and mentoring from Peterborough City Council’s Community Connectors and other agencies in each of these areas.