The Big Local programme aims to put more power, resource and decision-making in the hands of local communities. Most Big Local partnerships have chosen to hire paid staff, who support the delivery of Big Local in a huge variety of different ways.
This briefing is part of Local Trust’s research paper series, originally shared internally with staff, and explores the following research questions:
- How do Big Local workers contribute to ensuring power resides in local communities?
- To what extent do Big Local workers enable resident-led decision-making through performing their roles well?
- What are the values, skills and attributes that Big Local workers need to best be able to support resident-led decision-making?
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