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Community Development and Regeneration

Regeneration is a long-term, comprehensive process which aims to tackle social, economic, physical and environmental issues in places where the market has failed.

Community development involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and people in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in the issues that affect their lives. It starts from the principle that within any community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which, if used in creative ways, can be channelled into collective action to achieve the communities' desired goals.

Community development practitioners work alongside people in communities to help build relationships with key people and organisations and to identify common concerns. They create opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together, community development practitioners help to foster social inclusion and equality.

As well as community regeneration and development, this collection also covers the role of third sector organisations and their volunteers in public service delivery, and the Big Society agenda

This collection is made up of full text reports on community development and regeneration, available to view free of charge

The Casey review: a review into opportunity and integration: executive summary

In July 2015, at the request of the then Prime Minister and Home Secretary, Dame Louise Casey was asked to undertake a review into integration and opportunity in our most isolated and deprived communities.

The Casey review: a review into opportunity and integration

In July 2015, at the request of the then Prime Minister and Home Secretary, Dame Louise Casey was asked to undertake a review into integration and opportunity in our most isolated and deprived communities.

Principles for effective social regeneration and interventions: learning from Sistema Scotland.

This briefing considers the role of social regeneration in improving population health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.

Ten things the Autumn Statement can do for beauty

This output is part of ResPublica’s ‘Backing Beauty’ Commission, a 12 month campaign in partnership with the National Trust and the Woodland Trust, to restore the democratic discernment and realisation of beauty to the heart of public policy and local planning in the UK.

Race and Brexit: charts a new path for Black Britain

Race and Brexit is a guided journey into uncharted territory by Prof Thomas L Blair.

The case for a growth deal for Belfast

This document was presented to key figures including the Northern Ireland Secretary of State at a cross-party event in Parliament.

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