Building Better Communities (ABCD)

The South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership held a number of public events to introduce the Asset-Based Community Development model. Titled Building Better Communities the events gathered representatives from across South Lanarkshire organisations to come together and plan how everyone can work to help facilitate communities to improve through needs detailed by the residents who live in them.

Here are videos documenting the events and their purpose as well as a case study of the ABCD model in action:

The first sets out the premise and overview of BCC. It’s available to view here:

The second film, available here: shows what some people thought of the initial conversation - in three words

Last, but by no means least, Rikki Duncan, who attended the Lanark event, set out with a vision of starting a walking football fixture in Biggar.  Just a few weeks later and Rikki’s achieved his dream, with some 20 young and old people now meeting for the weekly game. Rikki’s film is available at this link: