Community assemblies are a structured and democratic way for a group of people to share ideas and feelings, discuss problems and generate solutions collectively, with the hope that what is discussed will help people to go on and transform their communities.

Assemblies are organised in such a way as to ensure that no one person dominates, and that all voices are heard and valued equally. They promote active listening, inclusivity and trust. 

This module, which trains people to organise and facilitate people’s assemblies, is central to the Community Transformers programme and the Trust the People project: Community assemblies offer a means of moving from small community led acts of change to mass collective action and campaigning.

We have placed group support as the fourth module in the community transformer journey, however, we believe community assemblies should be at the core of effective and democratic community work.