The first Community Work Skills Manual was published in 1979 as a way for community workers to share their work and ideas with other community workers; since then there have been another 3 community work skills manuals produced, each one bigger than the last as people were very willing to share their practice and learning and so assist with the development of the skills and knowledge of community work. The 2009 Skills Manual can also be downloaded here on skillsmanual.org.
ESB recognises the phenomenal amount of energy and work that has been undertaken at grass roots / community level during the Covid-19 crisis and we have tried to create a new version of the Skills Manual of many of the ideas and actions that sprung up and to learn from the many different initiatives that were set up.
Contact us to let us know you would like to contribute to the Covid-19 Skills Manual and read more about this project here.
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Find out ESB are supporting the new Skills manual and how you can get involved