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What next for UK Cities, as we Brexit?

The shock of the UK Referendum result has provoked a multitude of reactions and self-searching, both at home and abroad. For me, it has opened questions I hadn’t even considered before the vote, which could have a permanent impact on the UK’s nations. We marvel at...

BUILD Bilbao; what’s in a word?

At the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues (BUILD) in 2014, I discovered that ‘equity’ in communities wasn’t what I understood the word to mean. In the international context it meant equality and inclusion, rather than a financial investment instrument....

A matter of interpretation

When philosopher Desiderius Erasmus said Prevention is better than cure, I doubt he thought we would still be stating the obvious over 500 years later. Chapter two of the NHS Five Year Forward View is dedicated to ‘Getting serious about prevention’ and creating a ‘new...

Coalition for Collaborative Care

Achieving collaborative care will be a necessary and complex trick for the NHS to pull out of the hat and yet individuals and community groups, motivated by experience, expertise and compassion have been applying this model for decades. In October 2014 the Community...

How can we support communities to take control?

Here at CDF, we’re passionate about giving communities across the country the opportunity to shape where they live. This is why 1. Community organisations need funding and support The obvious one: community groups provide fantastically good value for money in terms of...