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Welfare reform on the Web (April 2007): Community regeneration and development - UK

'The grit in the oyster': community development workers in a modernizing local authority

S. Banks and A. Orton

Community Development Journal, vol.42, 2007, p. 97-113

This article presents a brief overview of the challenges facing UK local authorities, including the need to enhance public participation in decision-making and service delivery, improve service performance and increase partnership working. It explores the potential contribution of community development work to meeting those challenges, drawing on a case study of Durham County Council.

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