The Scottish Community Development Network (SCDN) is a member led organisation, for community workers / community development workers, paid or unpaid, full or part time, from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development. SCDN is open to anyone with an interest in community development in Scotland.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT?
SCDN believes that the key purpose of community development work is collectively to bring about social change and justice, by working with communities to:
identify their needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities
plan, organise and take action
evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the action
all in ways which challenge oppression and tackle inequalities
We also believe that community development should be rooted in values and principles.