Everyone seems to be claiming they are community-led, or that they support community leadership, or telling others they ought to do it.
But what does being community-led actually look like on the ground? How do you make it work? What are the pitfalls and contradictions? How do you sustain it? Is it more of a frame of mind or must it be a formal process? Is it, indeed, always desirable?
It’s time to have an honest ‘warts and all’ conversation that cuts through the glossy rhetoric so we can help people deal with the practical challenges of trying to make it work.