Helping 4.0 is an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) informed change process to enable communities and organisations to effect enduring change that puts citizens and their communities in the driving seat.
From concept sharing keynote addresses to building networks of strong relationships in Learning Sites that span many years, we are committed to accompanying you, and the people you serve, to discover, connect and mobilise community assets, from inside out.
By applying the Helping 4.0 framework we support people and organisations to change and develop new practices which stimulate local invention and build strong revitalised communities. From community engagement to economic development and everything in between. We work alongside practitioners and leaders to make the following 6 shifts in their practice:
Any organisation transitioning to a more community-driven, place-based way of working that is facing the challenges of transitioning from classical deficit thinking, top-down/hierarchical practice or traditional structures will benefit hugely from the Helping 4.0 framework. Organisations committed to the principles of ABCD but who recognise the tendency to revert to ‘deficit approaches’ will also benefit from this approach that goes further to deepen relationships with and within community.
We work with CCGs, NHS providers, local authorities, civil service departments, voluntary, community and faith sector organisations, as well as directly with communities to support their change process.
The course inspired me to get involved directly in my own community and on the back of that I've meet some great people. It also taught me of how much can be done without rushing to form organisations. Just Do It is sometimes the best way and it sparks interest and support which quickly morphs to other projects.
I think it’s also really important that as guides that we continue to practice ABCD in our own neighbourhoods (even on a small scale) so that we can talk about it in an authentic way
We want more citizen-led action to be happening across Bristol
Jennine Bailey has brought ABCD practice to life for people in a governance role. She is constructive and brings liveliness with whoever she works with.
Nurture Development is very flexible, adaptable and nothing is ever a problem. They will support you in any way to meet your aims and objectives.
Paul Macey is a natural in stimulating meaningful conversations with a diverse range of stakeholders within communities.
The openness and integrity of Nurture Development is an example for many of us seeking to serve the communities of which we are a part.
Nurture Development support has been invaluable in helping us to reflect on our practice and encouraging us when we have hit a stumbling block.
The work of Nurture Development offers genuinely transformative ways forward for communities and local authorities across the country.”
It is impossible to see how ABCD could be delivered in a credible way without the support, knowledge skill and experience that Nurture and Cormac bring.
Nurture Development is uniquely placed to provide thought leadership and practical support in promoting more place based, citizen centred approaches throughout the UK and beyond.