Plugging the gap: turning strangers into neighbours

Document type
Bacon, Nicola
Date of publication
1 January 2013
Community Development and Regeneration, Employment
Social welfare
Material type

Download (1.2MB )

Communities facing the sharp ends of cuts can be protected from some of the worst impacts by strong local networks of ordinary people. However, local and central government need to invest in helping to turn ‘strangers into neighbours’. Written by Nicola Bacon, Director of Social Life, this report argues that with no new money for large scale regeneration projects, there is a pressing need to develop low-cost ways to support those people living in places most affected by the collapse of local economies.

The report argues that policy makers, politicians, and practitioners are struggling to think creatively about new cheaper approaches towards improving lives and life chances of people living in places under the greatest stress.

Related to Community Development and Regeneration

The new black alpha generation post-Brexit

E-book on black Britain's alpha generation

Powering the Midlands Engine

Report on distribution of economic activity throughout Britain

More items related to this subject

Related to RSA

Rearranging the furniture: an RSA Recovery Design residency in collaboration with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK

Every year in the UK we throw out around 1.6m tonnes of furniture and bulky waste, most of which is buried in landfill or burnt in an incinerator. Conserving and re-using this furniture, on the other

Beyond the school gates: developing the roles and connections of supplementary schools: executive summary: summary

This investigation focused on the UK’s supplementary school sector and the role it plays in tacking inequality.Supplementary schools offer valuable educational, cultural and language provision to young

Beyond the school gates: developing the roles and connections of supplementary schools

Supplementary schools are volunteer-led spaces, offering educational, cultural and language provision for mainly black and minority ethnic (BME) children and young people. Research has consistently

More items related to this publisher