Local man Wayne starts work in South Devon community
Published by C Bromley for DCH in Communities
A local man has taken on the role of DCH’s Community Development worker in South Devon. Wayne Johnson has been welcomed into his new role in South Devon, having worked in the area for over 12 years so he knows his patch well.
Wayne has an integral role in creating community links, that also cover the areas of Dartmouth, Totnes, South Brent and Torbay and he hopes to become a well known character in those communities.
Wayne Johnson Community Development Worker at DCH said: “I am looking forward to being a well known face in the area, my role will offer that vital encouragement to residents to get out and about in their community to interact with their neighbours and discuss what their experiences are in living in the areas and what is important to them.
I can help residents apply for DCH’s community grants which are about giving people the tools and support to do things for themselves, investing in our residents is about recognising the future. Some great events are being planned!”
Wayne joins DCH’s strong neighbourhood team and will be working closely with residents to help them acquire the skills and opportunities to build sustainable communities. He has already started working in partnership with external agencies and funders to identify local community based opportunities and participants for projects and he also supports residents groups by providing advice and assistance on setting up and running groups and giving fund raising advice.
DCH offer residents the opportunity to apply for a Community Sustainability award of up to £250 for things such as projects that encourage social enterprise and courses that promote money management and for groups grants of up to £500 can be awarded as part of DCH’s ongoing investment into communities.