What is CLD?

CLD is a field of professional practice that enables people to identify their own individual and collective goals, to engage in learning and take action to bring about change for themselves and their communities. CLD uses a range of formal and informal methods of learning and social development with individuals and groups in their communities. CLD programmes and activities are developed in dialogue with communities and participants.

What does CLD look like in North Ayrshire?

Youth Work

Youth groups and clubs/ outdoor education, Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Forums, Youth Council, Street and detached youth work, transition programmes, support to schools, Citizenship and Participation Strategy, employability programmes, Joint Cabinet, Scottish Youth Parliament, digital groups.

Adult Education

Community based adult learning, digital programmes, Literacy assessment and support, Gaelic, New Scots and ESOL, Health and Wellbeing groups, Walk and Talks and Employability.

Community Capacity/Community Development

Support to Community Associations and Community Councils, Participatory budgeting, Food systems: Pantries, Larders and Community Fridge’s, Food with Dignity, Community Asset Transfer, Participation Requests, Support to Allotments and Community Gardens, Leadership Collective and Grant Support.

Give Us Your Views

Please click the following link to give your views: – Developing a new CLD Plan in North Ayrshire (communitychoices.scot)