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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2001): Community Regeneration - UK

CHANCELLOR HAS TO DELAY HOMES AID TO POOREST

N. Watt

Guardian, Apr. 5th 2001, p. 10

A delay in the compilation of statistics has led to Gordon Brown postponing a £100m measure to tackle inner city deprivation. The delay has occurred because a map of poverty hotspots in the UK has not been completed. The delay is expected to cause hold ups in property sales in those areas where stamp duty is to be lifted so buyers can benefit from the tax cut.

(See also Financial Times, Apr 5th 2001, p. 4)

COUNT US IN! CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL

B. Badham

ChildRight, no. 174, 2001, p. 14-17

Argues the case for all regeneration partnerships in England and Wales to systematically include children and young people in the renewal of their communities and neighbourhoods.

FREE COMPUTERS FOR POOR ISOLATED AREAS

R. Sylvester

Daily Telegraph, Mar 16 2001, p. 14

The government has announced a £10 million scheme, which will give these living in isolated or rural areas free computers. The move is designed to show that the government realises that poverty in rural areas is as much of a problem as it is in cities. The scheme is targeting those isolated areas that could benefit from access to the Internet. The government is looking to see if it will increase employment chances and cut poverty.

INNER-CITY LIVERPOOL WIRES UP TO TAKE FIRST STEPS ACROSS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

J. Kelly

Financial Times, Mar 16th 2001, p. 6 and 1

A pilot scheme to "wire up" deprived communities in Liverpool has begun. The project has employed local people as the installation teams and aims to reach children and improve education and tackle the digital gap. Article goes on to discuss how the community are using the resources at their disposal.

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL: POLICY ACTION TEAM AUDIT

Social Exclusion Unit

London: 2001

Reports on action taken to implement the recommendations of the Policy Action Teams in the areas of neighbourhood management, housing management, schools, vocational training, unpopular housing, community self-help and employment.

REGENERATION AND COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING

J. Vincent

Crucible, Oct/Dec. 2000, p. 234-241

Urges faith communities to get involved in community regeneration. They must persevere in tracing a path through the proliferation of government initiatives in this field. They must resist the tendency to become cynical about the notion of partnership in order to ensure that local people have a genuine role in determining the future of their communities.