S. Scotland and N. Haddock
Public Finance, Jan. 10th-16th 2003, p. 28-29
In order to direct funding for regeneration to pockets of deprivation, service providers may have to divide up previously centralised budgets geographically. Article describes how the London Borough of Camden approached this problem of locality budgeting.
L Dobbs and C. Moore
Policy Studies, vol. 23, 2002, p.157-171
Policy makers and practitioners have become concerned to facilitate the involvement of local people in area-based regeneration initiatives. Article describes a number of projects undertaken in Tyneside which sought to encourage community involvement in evaluation by employing, training and supporting local residents to carry out a range of baseline and impact surveys.
Public Management Review, vol. 4, 2002, p. 505-528
Article explores the role of neighbourhood based policies in combating social exclusion. It is argued that the combination of the New Labour National Strategic Action Plan for neighbourhood renewal and proposals for democratic renewal have the potential to promote social inclusion by effecting change in the systems that impact upon civil, economic, social and interpersonal integration. The experience of neighbourhood programmes in one English city suggests that intervention by a variety of stakeholders is essential if sufficient capacity to support all aspects of social inclusion is to be assembled.
Crucible, Oct-Dec 2002, p. 231-237
Faith communities could develop a role in both the delivery of community based services and local policy-making. New services could be funded through the governments Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP). A contribution to policy-making could be made through the Local Strategic Partnerships established by local authorities in receipt of NRP funding.
H. Palmer and P. Conaty
New Economics Foundation, 2002
Predatory lending is stripping out money from poor neighbourhoods. In this report, the New Economics Foundation considers why debt is big business in Britain. It points out: