School of Social Work, Care and Community
Harrington Building, HA305
+44 (0) 1772 89 3763
Subject Areas: Social work, Social Care
Ismail has a background as a community development practitioner in both the local government and voluntary sectors. He worked as a Project and Operations Manager at West Lancashire CVS, supporting local community organisations and charities to develop and grow. Ismail had specific responsibilities developing a range of community development based projects, particularly using the Asset Based Community Development model. He went on to become a Strategic Advisor to Lancashire County Council’s Working Together with Families programme. In this role, he focussed on how to embed community development approaches to improving the wellbeing and quality of life of some of the most vulnerable families across Lancashire. Ismail teaches on various courses in the school, with a focus on community development, strength and asset based approaches, social action and social change.
Community Action Lab – Co-led with Jenny Lamb, of CVCL, the Lab acts as a networking and ideation space for local organisations and activists, with a focus on developing social good.