Transforming Neighbourhoods: Lessons from Local Work in Fifteen Areas

Forward thinking local authorities have been testing innovative models to involve citizens, support local councillors and devolve powers to communities for many years. This report highlights the work of the 15 authorities that became partners with the Young Foundation in Transforming Neighbourhoods, drawing on the intensive practical work carried out in each area within the programme. This report explores the four areas which we found to be critical to effective locality working: developing appropriate and effective neighbourhood working structures; nurturing and supporting the people involved – officers, councillors, residents and community representatives; managing change, transitions and the processes through which neighbourhood decisions are made; and creating the right organisational culture where clear leadership fosters and supports good working relationships and innovations at the very local level.

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