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The New Deal for Communities Experience: A final assessment

Repository entry 1 March 2010

This report is a synthesis of evidence presented in a series of final reports from the national evaluation of the New Deal for Communities (NDC) Programme carried out between 2001-2010 by a consortium led by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

The Programme, launched in 1998, is one of the most …

Total Place – A practitioner’s guide to doing things differently

Repository entry 1 March 2010

This report collates “the wisdom of a number of people who have been involved in the Total Place adventure”. There were 13 Total Place pilots in total over the period 2009-10 and the report concludes that “there is no single set of rules to follow”.

Total place: a whole area approach to public services

Repository entry 1 March 2010

This report, which was published just before the 2010 General Election that swept New Labour from power, set out the government’s ambition for “a new direction for local public services, based on extensive work over the last year by central government, local authorities and their partners.” The measures set out in this document built on the com…

Opening the doors to apprenticeships

Publication 1 February 2010

Apprenticeships form one of the four main learning routes for young people aged 14-19, and will play a critical role in achieving 100 per cent participation under the Raising of the Participation Age from 2013. Significant numbers of young people,

The State of Happiness

Publication 1 February 2010

The State of Happiness brings together four years of groundbreaking work based on in-depth pilots – from teaching resilience to children in schools to promoting neighbourliness – with three councils in very different areas of the country: Manchester, Hertfordshire and

Weathering the storm – Negotiating Transitions in Britain Today

Publication 30 January 2010

This report looks at how people manage difficult and traumatic transitions. For some transitions such as leaving prison or care, unemployment or the end of a relationship can trigger a positive change. For others a difficult transition can undermine and

Never Again: avoiding the mistakes of the past

Publication 30 January 2010

From the projects in Paris suburbs, to Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, to Broadwater Farm and Park Hill in Sheffield, high hopes and dreams have soured as, over time, ambitious new developments have become the housing of last resort for the most desperate.

Digging for the Future

Publication 1 January 2010

Where might we turn for inspiration for a comprehensive programme for radical change on the scale required to match the crisis we are in? A good start would be with a bunch of men in southern England, in April 1649,

Stuck on London’s hard shoulder: Social needs in a fast moving city

Publication 1 January 2010

London is one of the wealthiest cities on the planet, but also suffers from serious levels of poverty and unemployment. London’s top 10% benefited greatly from the financial boom – but relatively little wealth trickled down and now the cost

Helping or Hindering – Meeting Young People’s Needs in Bedford

Publication 1 January 2010

This report looks at the needs of young people in Bedford, particularly focusing on how those who are not in education, employment or training seek assistance and access services. It identifies the lack of skills, opportunities, and qualifications as being

Exploring household resilience in Teeside

Publication 1 January 2010

This report looks at the lives of families living on low incomes in Teeside, exploring how people meet their needs in a time of economic recession. It paints a picture of people getting by in challenging circumstances. Despite the difficulties

Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britain’s Unmet Needs

Publication 1 December 2009

This is a study of who is sinking and who is swimming in Britain today. Based on new analysis of statistical data, case studies, surveys and hundreds of conversations with people across the country, the study shows where the most

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