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A community map can be drawn by a diverse group of people from a community.
On a big piece of paper a map with all interesting places, clubs, firms and key persons is drawn:
What are companies, associations or organisations that may be interessting for us?
Who are the key persons in this city? Who knows a lot of people? Who has a big influence?
Where are open place, where people are welcomed? What are the place that the people we support use?
The aim of this method is to widen the perspective towards community ressources and to foster new connections into the community.
More information about community connecting you find on the on the website of Helen Sanderson Associates
O’BRIEN, John & BLESSING, Carol (2011): Conversations on Citizenship and Person-Centred Work. Toronto: Inclusion Press
MESSINGER, Gary; MILLS, Lisa (2005): Sharing community. Strategies, Tips and Lessons Learned from Experiences of Community Building at Options. Madison: Atwood Publishing.
SANDERSON, Helen, POLL, Carl, KENNEDY, Jo (2009): In Community. Practical lessons in supporting isolated people to be part of community. Stockport: HSA Press
SANDERSON, Helen, LIVESLEY, Michelle, POLL, Carl, KENNEDY, Jo (2008): Community Connecting. Stockport: HSA Press