In this briefing we put forward practical ideas about what communities need from the Big Society to support local engagement, social renewal and improve local quality of life. These ideas are drawn from four years of research at the Young Foundation, involving over 50 partners from local and central government, Local Government Improvement and Development, the LGA and HCA, the voluntary and community sector, and Joseph Rowntree Foundation in our work on innovation in neighbourhoods and social housing.

Our partners included local authorities governed by all three main political parties and representing rural, urban and suburban communities around England.

Community wellbeing

Posted on: 1 August 2010 Authors: Saffron Woodcraft,


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