New Local

New Local is a think tank and network working to energise local government, improve public services and empower communities. For over 25 years, New Local has researched some of the most pressing issues society facing today – such as housing, social care, welfare and economic equality. It’s also home to a network of over 60 local authorities – supporting those at the front line to transform services and meet increasing demand, by working alongside their communities.

At the heart of New Local’s work is ‘community power’ – the belief that people should be given the means to transform the places they live and the services they use. It believes this is key to reducing the burden on our public services, and to creating a better society for all.

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Recent Reports

By Tom Pollard; Pawda Tjoa

This report from UK think tank New Local looks at reimagining employment support for people facing complex disadvantage. Millions of…

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By Dr Simon Kaye

This report from UK think tank New Local presents Elinor Ostrom’s radical vision for community power. Ostrom is the intellectual…

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By Luca Tiratelli

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

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By Dr Simon Kaye; Luca Tiratelli

This latest report from UK think tank New Local looks at the impact of Mutual Aid groups during the coronavirus…

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Network & Events Officer – New Local

New Local (previously New Local Government Network) is an independent think tank and network with a mission to transform public services and unlock community power. We are home to a network of 60+ councils and other organisations, united in a drive to create sustainable, inclusive and community-informed public services. At the heart of our work… Read more »

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Senior Communications Officer – New Local

New Local (previously New Local Government Network) is an independent think tank and network with a mission to transform public services and unlock community power. We are home to a network of 60+ councils and other organisations, united in a drive to create sustainable, inclusive and community-informed public services. At the heart of our work… Read more »

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