Working together in end of life care in your community: an Asset Based Approach to Community Development

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  • Date: 06 Jun 2019 - 07 Jun 2019
  • Address: Mary Stevens Hospice, 221 Hagley Road Oldswinford Stourbridge, DY8 2JR

Hospice UK in conjunction with Cormac Russell of Nurture Development is running a two-day workshop on the ABCD approach.

We know we face ever increasing pressures on services, resources and finances as we attempt to meet the palliative and end of life care needs of our population. 

You should attend this workshop if you’re interested in using an asset based community development (ABCD) approach to community engagement. Here you can learn how we can make the paradigm shift from a service focused approach to an asset focussed one.

Through working with your community and ensuring communities are equal partners in caring, you'll discover increased resourcefulness, capacity and capability to support your population's needs. 

Participants will learn about the guiding principles of ABCD in theory and practice and learn new ways of working together that inform a sustainable commissioning model for the future.

You will have the opportunity to learn from your peers as well as from Cormac Russell during what promises to be an interesting and stimulating programme.

To find out more download the summary of content for the workshop.

By the end of the events participants will

- have an understanding of the history of ABCD, relating it to your experience of community development

- understand the guiding principles in relation to theory and practice and the building blocks or assets of community development and how to use them effectively

- be able to develop and implement a dynamic framework for the proliferation of authentic and sustainable community-driven change

- be able to support your organisation and allied organisations to make the shift from deficit models of delivery to asset-based community development

- be empowered to promote asset-based commissioning


Cormac Russell, Managing Director, Nurture Development

Cormac Russell is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago.

Over the last 20 years Cormac has worked in over 30 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

He is passionate about the proliferation of community-driven change and citizen-centred democracy, and has supported hundreds of communities to make ABCD visible through what he calls ABCD Neighbourhood Learning Sites. His motto, paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin, is: ‘When it comes to Community Building, well done is better than well said’

Who should attend?

Anyone with an active interest  in developing their understanding of, and skills in using, the ABCD approach in end of life care.

Dates 6 - 7 June 2019
 Location Mary Stevens Hospice, 221 Hagley Road
Oldswinford, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2JR 
 Price £220.00 per person, ex VAT £264.00 total  
Who can attend?  Members and subscribers of Hospice UK only
 Accommodation Accommodation is not included in the workshop cost. Nearest hotels are: 

Stourbridge Town Centre Hotel | Premier Inn 1.5 miles away and 4.6 miles away Millennium Copthorn Hotel  

For more information contact Ruth Reid, Courses and Conferences Manager or alternatively contact Amber Morgan Programmes Coordinator with any queries relating to registration queries.

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