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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2006): Community regeneration and development - UK

Enterprise and shine

A.U. Sale

Community Care, June 8th-14th 2006, p.26-27

Social enterprises combine elements of business practice with the aspirations of charities to launch companies where the goal is to improve communities socially and environmentally. Profits are reinvested in the company or the community rather than divided among shareholders. Article presents case studies of two social enterprises which are helping socially excluded people back into work, providing them with training and boosting their confidence.

Scatter the students

B. Kochan

Axis, vol.59, May/June 2006, p.12-13

Managing the impact of a high transitory student population in some neighbourhoods is posing a major challenge to local authorities, universities and communities. High concentrations of students living in any one neighbourhood tend to drive out families and have a negative effect on community cohesion.

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