The Chief Executive of Local Trust on how overcoming challenges in delivering improvements to shared community resources happens better when the conversation begins at the local shop or the school gate.
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) ensure local people can continue living in their communities and enable them to play a leading role in shaping the places they call home.
Over the past four months, people from across the local community have been coming together to create a Befriending Service for Mansfield.
Local people came together to tackle rising levels of youth violence in Peckham - how did they do it? And what happened when young people themselves were excluded from the process?
This library in Sunderland was slated for closure... till volunteers like this stepped in.
Alone and a very, very long way from home - how is this local community group in South Shields welcoming refugees and asylum seekers?
"Am I going to let the world go to rack and ruin or am I going to change things around me?" What is this residents association in Sunderland doing?
How to get to the world as it should be? That was the question we vowed to tackle as we kicked off the third of three Civil Society Futures workshops on local decision making in the North East.
We’re having different conversations about immigration, race and community. They are successful, and fun, and they could change the world.
Do all divides and tensions reflect deeper social issues which affect everyone - like education, housing, employment and safety? Maybe if we could make these things better, attitudes and integration would follow.