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 in 2010, 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.
Drawing on East Birmingham residents’ lived experiences, this report offers policy recommendations for healthy food systems.
Commissioned by the Mayor of London, this report explores the needs of people accessing skills and employment services.
Commissioned by the Mayor of London and supported by FLEX, this report hears from London’s migrant workers, gaining a deeper understanding of their working conditions and the struggles they face through peer-led research.
This paper was submitted to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum (NPF) Consultation in March 2023 on the topic of empowered communities.
Sharing insights into youth experiences of violence, and young people’s solutions to drive safer, fairer futures in England and Wales.
This report shares insights from the Waltham Forest ’15-Minute Neighbourhood’ project, pinpointing what residents think is important for their neighbourhoods to have and provide within easy reach.
To achieve the UK’s net zero goals, we need a united department at the heart of Westminster, says Emily Morrison