A Toolkit for Inclusion in Practice

GMCVO-led project Ambition for Ageing has produced a toolkit which provides 24 real case studies illustrating different ways of equalities approach to programme design. The toolkit is supported by a short briefing which summarises the approaches.

Taking an equalities approach means placing people and communities who are usually on the margins at the centre when designing and developing programmes and projects.

The toolkit can be read as an independent document or used as a companion document to our recent practical model for ensuring equality in community development work, A Spatial Approach to Working with Marginalised Communities.

We hope the toolkit will be useful for:

  • Recipients of funding pots looking to improve their local neighbourhood.

  • Council officers, voluntary or community sector workers or members of local communities working to develop work in place.

  • Funders and local authority commissioners designing place-based programmers or intervention.

  • Equalities organisations looking to influence decision makers.

The documents are available to download below.

These documents were developed by our Equalities Board team based at the LGBT Foundation following a review of the Ambition for Ageing programme from an equalities perspective. Please note that rather than providing approaches to working with specific marginalised groups, the case studies offer ways of taking an equalities approach to allow you to design projects and programmes with marginalised groups in mind.

Ambition for Ageing are offering free tailored online workshops to introduce the methods and approaches within this toolkit and the supporting document A Spatial Approach to Working with Marginalised Communities. If you are interested in setting up a session, or would like more information about this opportunity, please email ambition@gmcvo.org.uk.

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