Social Work and Community Development share many values, but in Scotland nowadays they are often neither practiced nor taught together. CDAS has been exploring the issues that might be involved in bringing them closer together. First we issued a ‘proposal for dialogue’ paper and then invited a number of people from both fields to a ‘conversation’. This concluded that there was a need for more, wider discussion, so we will be looking at how to facilitate that. A report of the conversation is available.