Repairing our social fabric


This latest report from UK think tank Onward looks at the state of community in the UK.

This marks the launch of a landmark two-year review into the state of community in the UK, and what can be done to strengthen and repair the social fabric of local communities. This cross party review is to be chaired by Lord O’Shaughnessy and funded jointly by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Power to Change and Shelter. Onward will develop a deep understanding of how different aspects of community – from pride and relationships to civic, economic and physical capital, housing and institutions – are changing in different parts of the UK and over time, and offer concrete proposals to deliver a stronger sense of belonging. This report introduces the work and some of the questions Onward will be answering with their research.

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