In this episode of the Decentered Media podcast, the focus is on social needs communication, and the way that community engagement using DIY forms of media can enhance and support developmental outcomes. The discussion focuses on the role of collaborative community media, and the way it can be used to support people who are bound by location, common interests, identity or civic needs. Key themes include active participation, shared goals, and the positive impacts of open dialogue. The discussion highlights how collective action can lead to improved community health and trust, fostering better solutions for local challenges. Join me to explore community-centric communication and its role in shaping a supportive local service ecology.