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Benefits of Asset Based Community Development

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach to community development that focuses on identifying and building upon the existing strengths and assets within a community. There are several potential social impact benefits of this approach, including:

  1. Empowerment of community members: ABCD recognises the expertise and knowledge that community members possess about their own community. By focusing on building upon the strengths and assets that already exist within a community, ABCD empowers community members to take ownership of the development process.
  2. Increased social capital: ABCD emphasises the importance of building relationships and networks within a community. By identifying and leveraging existing assets, ABCD can help to increase social capital, which in turn can lead to greater trust, cooperation, and collaboration within the community.
  3. Improved community well-being: By building upon existing assets and strengths, ABCD can help to address community challenges in a more sustainable and effective way. This can lead to improved community well-being, as community members are better able to meet their own needs and address the challenges they face.
  4. Increased economic opportunities: ABCD can help to identify and build upon existing economic assets within a community, such as local businesses or industries. By leveraging these assets, ABCD can help to create new economic opportunities for community members, which can lead to greater economic stability and prosperity.

Overall, ABCD has the potential to create a more sustainable, resilient, and vibrant community by empowering community members, building social capital, addressing community challenges in a more effective way, and creating new economic opportunities.

Want to know more about aDoddle?

Whether you are in Lands End or John O’Groats, a rural village or a bustling city there may be a time when you are either looking for support, for somewhere to volunteer or a place to connect with others.

aDoddle is working to create both a UK wide map and a Network of ‘connected’ area-based community maps to bring together charities, community projects, groups and organisations, of all sizes, that provide these vital opportunities.

Making it ‘aDoddle’ to:

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Why is aDoddle unique?

All information is added directly by the charities, community groups and organisations themselves. They are encouraged to share:

The 5 key things that people want to know about your charity, community group or organisation - Who you help, how you help, the difference you make, the help you need and how to contact you

aDoddle adds to this by having a unique ‘Traffic Light’ system which instantly shows people ‘How fresh’ the information is. Giving confidence to the person seeking thier help or wanting to support them.