Harnessing the power of community to drive local change
Local communities can develop initiatives that grow wellbeing and challenge unhealthy systems. People who have been the least resourced can make the biggest difference. Harnessing the power of community grows people’s skills and confidence, supports healing, strengthens democracy and helps improve the lives of all.
Click on the images below to hear our Local Experts talking about the importance of harnessing the power of community to drive local change.
We learn by doing. By doing and learning we grow a body of evidence of what works in different settings for different people at different times. The following resources validate the importance of harnessing the power of community to grow wellbeing and challenge unhealthy systems.
Wesley Community Action and other organisations help to harness the power of community in a variety of ways including through:
Wesley Community Action is a creative change organisation that works in communities and with whānau across all ages and stages within the wider Wellington region.