Unit 17 Community Development Work sheds light on the complex nature of community development in the workplace. It requires skilful facilitation and learners need to develop knowledge in this regards. The first step of this is an examination of diversity in communication. The second important part of this is successful engagement with the communities. Third step of this addresses the e process engaged with the development of communication. Learners need to develop skills and knowledge in communication in the fourth part.
1. Understand the complex nature of communities and community development
2. Understand the role and responsibilities of the community development worker in facilitating community initiatives
3. Understand the impact of community development work on communities
LO1 Understand the complex nature of communities and community development
The complex nature in order to develop community has been addressed in this part. The communities which presents in Health and social care are children and young people, elderly people, women, disable people, people who are suffering from ethnic minorities, care residents, hospital patients and homeless. After addressing the nature of disabilities learners need to put focus on different community development areas. This could be prevention from crime, ensure health and safety. Inclusion of diversity in this helps to t ascertain the best result. This could be cultural diversity, sexual diversity and socioeconomic status. Advance strength and supporting system are required to address which works best for community development.
LO2 Understand the role and responsibilities of the community development worker in facilitating community initiatives
In health and social care service learners need to perform community development tasks. This is included with knowledge and skill development. The areas which are required to be incorporated to get the best result are networking, development of resources, marketing and media, teamwork, knowledge of local community and knowledge of relevant legislation. Apart from this, empowering of community is also required to address which mainly focuses on partnership work. Additional features could be incorporated through development of learning opportunities from different dimensions. One more important factor which works best in this is community development work. Establishment of aims and objectives for project is required which is included with survey, data collection, sampling, strategic planning and development of conceptual framework.
LO3 Understand the impact of community development work on communities
The learners will get to know whether their community development works properly to address the issue or not can be identified from evaluating the impact. This impact is divided into two parts such as short and long term impact. The impacts are changes in attitude and perception, improvement in the service facility, dependency, personal relationship and imbalance of power. The improvement should be reflected in management and monitoring of community projects. Learners also need to gather feedback then there will be a clear understand whether learners have succeeded or not.
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
|Learning outcomes On successful completion of this unit a learner will:||Assessment criteria for pass The learner can:|
|LO1 Understand the complex nature of communities and community development||analyse definitions of community and community development in order to understand theircomplex natureexplain the nature of diversity incommunitiesanalyse strengths, support systems andpotential problems incommunities|
|LO2 Understand the role and responsibilities of the community development worker in facilitating community initiatives||analysetheknowledgeandskillsnecessarytofacilitate communityinitiativesanalyse the role of the community developmentworker in empowering communities to identify their ownneedsreviewprocessesinvolvedininitiatingandsustaining community developmentwork|
|LO3 Understand the impact of community development work on communities.||analyse the potential short-term and long-term impactof development withincommunitiesanalyse the potential barriers to successfulcommunity developmentactivityEvaluate strategies to improve the impactof development work incommunities.|
This unit has links with, for example:
- Unit 5: Working in Partnership in Health and SocialCare
- Unit 6: Research Project
- Unit 8: The Sociological Context of Health and SocialCare
- Unit 19: Contemporary Issues in Health and SocialCare
- Unit 24: Understanding the Learning Process.
Links occur with the following units from the National Occupational Standards in Community Development:
- S6: Get to know acommunity
- S9: Support inclusive and collective working through community development practice
- S17: Promote and develop opportunities of learning from community development practice. This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care.See
Annex B for mapping.
Unit 17 Community Development Work also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Leadership and Management for Care Services. See Annex C for mapping.