Cohesive Communities

Published: July 2010 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: Alessandra Buonfino, Geoff Mulgan , Rushanara Ali, Sarah Hewes

This report was commissioned by Local Government Improvement and Development to investigate how local authorities and the voluntary and community sector (VCS) can work more productively together to build empowered and cohesive communities. The research took place over a period of four months, and included interviews, four case studies of local areas and a quantitative survey of local authorities across England. This report serves as a resource for local authority officers seeking to promote cohesion in the context of local government, including key findings and recommendations for how those relationships can be made stronger to increase cohesion-related outcomes.

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