Welcome to PACES

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Community Empowerment Through the Recovery

As the world struggles to recover from fxpro reviews the life-threatening shock to its economic system, it is vital that major changes are made to the habits which led to the crisis. This applies to community involvement in public affairs as much as to debt management and the handling of climate change.

Launched in April 2010, PACES is dedicated to deepening local democracy at a time when it is threatened by cynicism and a sense of being fxpro mt4 download disempowered by forces too large to control.

PACES works with public, private and third sector organisations to integrate the improvement of services, the empowerment of communities and the invigoration of local democracy. 

Developed by Gabriel Chanan and Colin Miller, PACES provides tailor-made strategies, guidance and consultancy based on an exceptionally wide background and track record in national and local government, local communities and voluntary organisations.

Strategy     Guidance     Project design     Training     Research      Evaluation

We work with government, local government, other public bodies, private companies, and voluntary and community organisations.


Our new book

is now available ‘Rethinking Community Practice: Developing transformative neighbourhoods’ Policy Press

Order from Policy Press

‘The Big Society and Public Services: complementarity or erosion?’

Follow up from our original paper identifying some key issues & contradictions in Government thinking and policies on the Big Society

pdf (downloadable)

html (scribd)

‘The Big Society: How it Could Work. A Positive Idea at Risk from Caricature’


‘Practical Standards for Community Development and Empowerment’


‘Mobilising the Hidden Economy of the Third Sector’




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“Gabriel Chanan and Colin Miller are highly experienced and efficient consultants whom it has been a pleasure to work with on the HCA’s Empowerment Skills for All research and learning programme. As highly respected and well networked professionals in the community development field they have a vast skills and knowledge base and as such, have been an asset to the Agency as strategic advisors on empowerment.”

Paula Gent, Programme Manager - Community

Homes and Communities Agency