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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2002): Community Regeneration and Development - UK

BRAVE NEW WORLD

N. Wilkie

Voluntary Sector, Feb. 2002, p.16-18

Discusses the impact of the social enterprise movement on the voluntary sector. Social enterprise may enable voluntary organisations to develop income-generating activity that would also deliver affordable goods and services and lasting employment prospects to deprived communities.

BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

C. Parke

Community Practitioner, vol. 75, 2002, p. 43-45

Argues that health services in deprived areas should see it as part of their role to promote any kind of positive community activity that combats social isolation and builds confidence, such as self-help groups, hobby or interest groups or community-based adult education. Goes on to describe two community projects which have had a major impact on health and well-being.

CHEQUE'S IN THE POST

R. Winchester

Community Care, Feb. 14th-20th, 2002, p. 34-35

The government has been applauded for involving small community groups in its neighbourhood renewal drive, but administrative problems have caused delays in channelling funds to these groups through the Community Employment Fund and the Community Chest.

CITIES URGE MINISTERS TO SET UP URBAN RENEWAL FUND

K. Brown

Financial Times, Feb. 14th 2002, p. 5

Big cities in the North and Midlands, backed by housing organisations, are lobbying government to set up a Housing Market Renewal Fund worth between £6bn and £8bn over 10 to 20 years. The money would be used to pay for acquisition, clearance and low-cost loans and social support in areas where social housing has been rejected by tenants and owner occupiers cannot find buyers.

HOUSING AND REGENERATION IN MULTI-ETHNIC AREAS

R. Waldech and G. Singh

Axis, Dec. 2001/Jan. 2002, p. 12-14

Argues that minority ethnic communities may become isolated from mainstream society due to educational segregation, racial harassment and violence, and higher than normal unemployment rates. Goes on to discuss various approaches that could be used to break down barriers between the white majority and minority ethnic community.

LEADING IN REGENERATION : NEW ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SOCIAL LANDLORDS AND BOARDS

Anon

Axis, Dec. 2001/Jan. 2002, p. 8-9

Report of a conference which examined the roles of social housing providers in helping to achieve the sustainable regeneration of neighbourhoods. The conference highlighted the expanding role of councillors and housing association Board members in regenerating urban and rural communities with particular emphasis on the greater involvement of tenant representatives.

REAL EASTENDERS

M. Riley

Volunteering Magazine, no. 75, 2002, p. 8-9

Discuss the role of social entrepreneurs in community regeneration based on case studies from East London.

TURNING THE TABLES

J. Pybus

Voluntary Sector, Feb. 2002, p. 20-21

Presents case studies of two social enterprises, the Furniture Resource Centre and Calverts, a co-operative design and printing company.

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