Why Links with Essex Researchers Benefit the Local Community

Why Links with Essex Researchers Benefit the Local Community
29th September 2021 c360admin

Louise Willsher, Head of Projects at Community360 Looks at ‘Why Links with Essex Researchers Benefit the Local Community’

We first began working with the University in this way in 2019 by establishing an oral history archive of interviews with volunteers. The project recognised the 50th anniversary of Community 360 and our desire to ensure that the role that volunteers play in Colchester is not lost but recognised in the longer-term.

‘Communities Responding to Crisis’ provides even greater detail, evidence and vision. It is already being used to inform and shape support for the sector as a whole. It is opening up discussions about the levels of investment needed to fund local programmes, encouraging changes to ways in which public sector partners work with voluntary groups and has reinforced the need to celebrate what is already happening in the Borough.

Read the Full Blog Here:  https://www.essex.ac.uk/blog/posts/2021/09/27/why-our-links-with-essex-researchers-benefit-local-communities