Caerphilly County Borough, Wales
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This paper first relates that community profiling is now a common technique by which to assess and describe a particular community, area or group and that the primary benefit derived from profiling a community is the ability to accurately assess levels of need. The paper further relates that community development is a complex and diverse subject and that, above all, it is clear that a wide array of factors and actors need to be taken into account in order for effective profiling to be carried out. In particular, the paper uses the case of Caerphilly County Borough's community profile to make it clear that there is a need to combine statistical information with that of opinions and sentiments from within the community. The paper asserts that the Caerphilly County Borough's community profile exemplifies the degree to which a wide analytical position must be adopted in order for a full and comprehensive examination to be offered.
From the Paper:"The geographical region which now forms Caerphilly Country Borough has undergone significant transformation over recent decades. Above all, this transformation can be seen in terms of industry and employment. Until the 1980s, employment in the area was heavily dominated by heavy industry, most notably coal. As such, community formation during these years could in many ways be accounted for on the basis of work and the working class based consciousness that emerged as a result (Glynn and Booth; 1996). The total removal of the coal industry as a form of employment has therefore meant that using the narrow confines of employment and class as a basis for profiling has become largely impossible."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Census 2001 (2009) 'Caerphilly', Office for National Statistics, [online] (cited, 09/11/09) available from: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/profiles/00PK.asp.
- Dean, Hartley (2006) Social Policy. London: Polity.
- Glynn, S and Booth, A (1996) Modern Britain: an economic and social history. London: Routledge.
- Hawtin, M and Percy-Smith, J (2007) Community Profiling: a practical guide. London: Open University Press.
- Ledwith, M and Campling, J (2005) Community Development: a critical approach. London: Policy.
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