TasCOSS believes real change for Tasmanians comes from working with communities rather than on behalf of or above them. This is why we are applying a ‘co-design’ model to the Community innovation and Investment Project (CIIP) to create employment opportunities in communities around the State.
The co-design model is designed to engage and involve communities during the development and decision making process and this sits at the heart of this Project.
Local people really do know their communities best. The co-design model recognises this and uses it to successfully engage with community to create locally driven solutions.
- Step 1
Engage directly with local people to find out what ideas they have and what barriers there are to getting work in their region.
- Step 2
The common ideas that come out of this consultation are voted on by community members.
- Step 3
The community’s ideas are turned into real action to create sustainable change.
TasCOSS will focus on implementing this model across the four communities involved in CIIP as well as applying co-design principles across our own organisation.