New Learning Networks in The Gorbals - A Social Capital Approach
The New Learning Network Initiative in the Gorbals (Glasgow) was facilitated by the 'Investing in Social Capital' partnership between the Voluntary Action Fund and Assist Social Capital. The aim was to provide a platform to identify and cultivate local social assets as a model of community-led regeneration.
The initiative was based around two local events at the Gorbals Parish Church inviting local residents as well as people from local third and public sector organisations. The outcome of these events was a new appreciation for the already existing community strengths and how those assets and networks can be further supported and extended.