Faith and Social Action in Cambridgeshire
14 February 2013
The Centre for Public Education recently held focus groups as part of its new project Faith and Social Action. Gathering representatives from across Cambridgeshire the focus groups examine the engagement of faith based and secular organisations in three key areas: basic welfare provision, support for children and families and care for older people. The aim of the focus groups is to gather information on best practice and barriers to multi-faith (including no faith) social action. Participants include: Romsey Mill, Age UK, Winter Comfort and the Cambridge and Ely Foodbanks.
This project was devised in colloboration with Cambridge County Council, who will use the focus group findings to inform ways in which the Cambridgeshire County Council can respond better to the needs and aspirations of local organisations and these organisations feel more at ease communicating with the CCC, particularly around resources and support.
The CCC will also use the focus group findings to develop a forthcoming one-day training course, held in co-operation with the Woolf, addressing faith and social action in Cambridgeshire.
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