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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2004): Community Regeneration and Development - UK

ACTION HEROES

Health Service Journal, vol.114, Mar. 26th 2004, p.35-39

Presents a range of examples of community regeneration projects in which primary care trusts are involved.

ENGLISH REGIONS: AN EARLY PROGRESS REPORT ON THE NEW DEAL FOR COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME

National Audit Office

London: TSO, 2004 (House of Commons papers, session 2003/04; HC309)

Identifies four key determinants of the success of New Deal for Communities (NDC) Partnerships:

  • involving community members to identify priorities and shape local delivery plans;
  • establishing sound operating processes for each NDC Partnership;
  • building and sustaining relationships with a broad range of local and national partners;
  • designing sustainability into projects and ensuring that intended benefits are realised.

Goes on to assess performance on the basis of these criteria.

PUTTING THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN ITS PLACE: GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN GLASGOW

C. Milligan and N. R. Fyfe

Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 33, 2004, p.73-93

Drawing on recently completed work in Glasgow, the paper demonstrates how geographical approaches can contribute to a greater understanding of the uneven development of the voluntary sector and how voluntary organisations become embedded in particular places. It identifies factors that act to facilitate or constrain the development of voluntary activity across the City, with implications for access, service delivery and policy development.

REGENERATION, RHETORIC AND THE NHS: THE CASE OF THE VITAL CONNECTION

P. Hamilton

International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 17, 2004, p.8-23

The article examines the role of the NHS in community regeneration. It analyses, from a rhetorical perspective, the section of the NHS document "The Vital Connection" that launched the initiative. It goes on to rhetorically analyse the talk of two senior NHS human resource managers discussing their organisation's capacity and capability in relation to regeneration.

SINK OR SWIM

N. Edwards and A.P. Nacif

Health Service Journal, vol.114, Mar.25th, 2004, p.32-33

Gives examples of the positive role that primary care services can play in regenerating and healing fragmented communities.

WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: COMMUNITY CURRENCIES, TIME BANKS AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

G. Seyfang

Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 33, 2004, p.49-71

The article examines a new initiative being increasingly used by local authorities to tackle social exclusion and build social capital: time banks. These are a type of community currency that rewards people with time credits for the work they put into their neighbourhoods,

WORKING TOGETHER: CO-OPERATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND FAITH COMMUNITIES: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STEERING GROUP REVIEWING PATTERNS OF ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND FAITH COMMUNITIES IN ENGLAND

London: Home Office: Faith Communities Unit, 2004

The document presents recommendations aimed at enabling faith groups to work more closely with the government to foster community renewal and regeneration. It proposes measures to:

  • ensure that government consults with faith communities when forming policy;
  • assess the extent to which faith groups benefit from government funding and address funding deficiencies;
  • involve different faith communities in national services and celebrations.
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