This publication is a collection of stories from the Young Foundation about innovative and inspirational neighbourhood initiatives. They originate from a consortium of 15 councils and national organisations collectively seeking modern and practical ways to support community empowerment and improve neighbourhood working.
Importantly, they are a ‘warts-and-all’ telling, describing both what has and hasn’t worked and the impact of the initiatives. Developing and delivering services at neighbourhood level is the way forward for local government. These stories will encourage other councils to think about embedding a culture of democracy by improving neighbourhood engagement as the way to provide better services.