Community Work & Community Development

Community Work/Community Development is comprised of both a task and a process.
PCI-DiagramThe task is social change to achieve equality, social justice and human rights, and the process is the application of principles of participation, empowerment and collective decision making in a structured and co-ordinated way.

Community Work/Community Development is based on a set of principles:

1.Collectivity;

2.Community Empowerment;

3.Social Justice and Sustainable Development;

4.Human Rights, Equality and Anti-discrimination;

5.Participation.

The values are interdependent and intersectional with considerable cross-over between the knowledge, skills and qualities required and inherent in all of them

For more see the All Ireland Standards for Community Work