26 Mar 2018

Russell Todd has been the manager of the Communities First Support Service at WCVA for almost a decade, and with the programme coming to its end he shares some personal reflections, as well as outlining his hopes for the future.

Russell Todd

'Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end'

Seneca the Elder

Seneca the Elder was a writer, speaker and philosopher from Roman-controlled southern Spain and lived between 54 B.C. and 39 A.D. Communities First is not quite that old but in terms of UK social and community policy there is certainly something of the 'elder' about it. 

Communities First draws to a close at the end of this month after 17 years in existence. In practice it has already ended operationally speaking in a great many parts of Wales . The end of Communities First will pass quietly; there will be little fanfare or fond farewells...

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