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1 More than Bricks and Mortar Research – Main Findings Andrew Fyfe

2  Background  What we did  Main findings  Reflections and next steps


4  Long history of wider activity by CCHAs “The association has never seen itself as just a housing organisation. We knew that doing up the houses was not enough – there needed to be improvements in the economic and social opportunities for people in the area”.

5  Not systematically measured  Overall scale not clear  GWSF has now commissioned this research  This research builds on the companion research into supporting older people (2012)

6  Really strong focus on community-led regeneration; empowerment and community anchors ‘ The Scottish Government is clear that the involvement of local people in public sector led activity is not community led regeneration.’

7  Mainly focused on public sector led activity  So need to have a different discussion about community led regeneration


9  Detailed questionnaire for CCHAs  8 case studies  Telephone interviews with partners in NHS and council

10  Sent to all 68 GWSF members  Completed questionnaires from 37 CCHAs – 54%  Included 8 broad themes and 46 different types of activity – and looked for detailed information on each


12  Every association had some involvement in wider activities – most were involved on a huge range of activities  97% supported employment and training initiatives  97% promoted financial inclusion  95% undertook neighbourhood management  94% provided community services  88% provided services for older people  85% actively promoted volunteering in the community  81% played a role as ‘community anchors’

13  81% of associations worked with other CCHAs to develop and deliver their wider role  CCHAs estimated that on average wider activities made up 12% of their total activity (range from 1% to 40%)  67% of CCHAs said that they were likely to be more involved in wider activities in the future

14  We estimate that each year CCHAs provide:  Over 1,000 training opportunities (300 apprenticeships)  100 people into sustainable employment  Welfare advice to 25,000 people  Energy advice to 9,000 people  Community halls with 55,000 users  Sports initiatives with 25,000 users  Health and wellbeing projects for 6,000 people  Diversionary activities for 7,000 young people  Over 1,700 older people attending lunch clubs

15  17 CCHAs volunteered to be case studies  8 selected – different areas and different activities

16  Cadder – Work experience and apprenticeships  Govanhill – Employment/environment (Roma people)  Milnbank – Schools and employability

17  Cassiltoun – Castlemilk Park  Ferguslie Park – Tannahill Centre  Ardenglen - Volunteering

18  Linstone – FLAIR welfare rights service

19  New Gorbals – Neighbourhood Audit

20  Generally positive – CCHAs were seen to:  be authentic, credible organisations  have significant local assets  provide local governance and empowerment  bring local knowledge  be innovative  provide local leadership

21  But some negatives:  the large number of CCHAs can make communication difficult  some partner organisations were not aware of the wider activities undertaken by CCHAs  CCHAS did not have a ‘single voice’  CCHAs had not been well engaged in community planning


23  The sheer scale and variety of activities surprised me  Need to gather consistent output and outcomes information regularly across CCHAs  CCHAs focus on prevention and early intervention – leading to significantly reduced pressure on public sector bodies  CCHAs operate in the most deprived areas of the west of Scotland – increasing wellbeing and improving outcomes for residents

24  Discussion with Scottish Government based on this research  There is a need to get better at measuring (and promoting) the impact of wider action  Take opportunities to become involved in community planning  Establish effective methods to learn from each other and to collaborate  Keep doing good work!

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