Community mobilisation

This latest report from UK think tank New Local looks at how to unlocking the potential of community power.

When communities come together, they have the power to do extraordinary things. This is something that is increasingly being recognised across the public sector. Public bodies of all kinds are realising that they can no longer go it alone, and that they do their best work, and make their most robust decisions, when they are working hand-in-hand with the communities they serve . But how can we develop communities to the point at which their potential can be fully realised? This is where community mobilisation comes in – the process of building communities into cohesive wholes, with clear objectives and clear plans. This report offers a how-to guide for organisations interested in this process, illustrating a range of potential strategies to build active, networked and powerful communities.

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