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Rooted in the City: Recollections and Assessments of 100 Years of Voluntary Action in Liverpool

by Edited by Professor Hilary Russell and Roger Morris
£14.99   hardback  Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (2010)

Rooted in the City: Recollections and Assessments of 100 Years of Voluntary Action in Liverpool by Edited by Professor Hilary Russell and Roger Morris Liverpool has been a city in the forefront of driving voluntary action to develop services that respond to the needs of the community. For over 100 years, LCVS has been supporting and developing the work of the Cityís voluntary and community organisations, and this book has been produced as part of the centenary celebrations.
 
Rooted in the City is an attempt at describing some of the movements of social change that have started in Liverpool, from both the organisationís and the individualís perspective. With refreshing honesty, the contributors share their wealth of community development experience in Merseyside.
 
Over the last few years there has been a revival of interest in the benefits of voluntary action as an approach to tackling problems of disaffection and disadvantage. However, the history of voluntary action and its particular approach to social change in Liverpool over the past 100 years has largely escaped serious documentation. Case studies from practitioners illustrate Merseyside models of voluntary action, while the book concludes with a discussion of the implications of past experience for future practice.
 
As community engagement rises up the agenda of policy-making, so this book ought to be read by anyone who hopes to make sure the future is made better by being informed by past experience.
 
This is a timely publication that will be useful to the growing band of workers who are concerned to influence both policy-making and community engagement practice. It makes the experiences and lessons in the past 100 years available to a new generation of policy-makers and practitioners.

ISBN 13: 9780956503800 | ISBN 10: 0956503802