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Wrexham: empowerment, in-migration and community cohesion

Summary Wrexham County Borough Council has developed a unified, multi-agency cohesion strategy. This aims to provide a wide variety of activities to meet the needs of local communities. These include recent migrants from Europe and asylum seekers.

Transforming Neighbourhoods

Transforming Neighbourhoods was a two-year programme of research, innovation and practical action carried out by the Young Foundation, with support from the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), between April 2005 and March 2007.

The evolution of a neighbourhood management service

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham This article is the first in a series that will follow the progress made by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham towards a new, borough-wide neighbourhood management (NM) service.

Southwark Council: the 'Choice and Liveability' street improvements project

Southwark Council's ‘Choice and Liveability' project is an example of how councils can involve residents in street improvements. The project was a pilot that involved just four streets. However, as it worked well, the council has now committed to funding similar neighbourhood consultations for all future street improvements.

Salford: regenerating the inner city

The Seedley and Langworthy Trust (SALT) is a community-driven development trust. The trust works in partnership with Salford City Council, statutory organisations and other partners in an inner city area of Salford that is being regenerated.

Rural conversations on empowerment, cohesion and equalities

The IDeA asked Irene Evison from ‘Resources for Change' to explore approaches to community empowerment and community cohesion. She was also asked to consider the extent to which these approaches in policy and practice differ from those adopted in urban environments.

Riding high: a partnership approach to community engagement in Cumbria

‘Together We Can' is a programme of community engagement work across Cumbria. One project in Harraby shows the positive impact the programme has had on the police, district and county council's work in communities. Its success prompted a visit by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2009.

Positive Lives.

A Mendip joint submission with the Police, National Probation, Somerset County Council

Efficiency and income generation

Participatory appraisal in South Tyneside neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood appraisal and action planning in South Tyneside: piloting a participatory appraisal approach Summary