SCDC is the lead organisation for CD in Scotland. SCDC works at different levels and with different stakeholders in CD. It works directly with community groups to help them improve their organisation and its effectiveness and to help them plan their work. It works with staff and managers of the NHS, local authorities and voluntary organisations to help them develop and improve their relationship with communities. It also works at governmental level advising on policy and delivering certain national programmes across Scotland. All our work has a specific equalities focus and is concentrated on areas and issues of poverty/social exclusion.
We encourage good practice with the use of an outcome-driven framework for participatory project planning and evaluation; the National Standards for Community Engagement; SCORE – a resource for assessing the level of community competence and SCARF- which supports communities to investigate community issues as a basis for analysis.
Stuart Hashagen, Senior Community Development Advisor
Scottish Community Development Centre
305 Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street
Glasgow G2 6HJ
(0044) 141 248 1924 (office)
(0044) 141 222 4846 (direct line)