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Why we all need to improve our community engagement

As public finances shrink beyond recognition, local decision-making increases and each sector has to prove its social purpose, many of us will need to turn our minds to how we tackle our day jobs differently. Regardless of whether this is about achieving better health...

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 the community sector can restore trust in democracy

On Monday, I was proud to see the launch of CDF’s latest research which illustrates just how fundamental the community sector is for grassroots engagement with politics. Although the report picked up some concerning issues about how much trust in national political...

Trust in democracy: the solutions are local

Our latest research Trust in Democracy: how community groups bridge the gap between people and politics, demonstrates how the community sector can improve grassroots engagement with politics. The report identifies some concerning issues about how trust in national...

Meet the community projects providing ‘tailor-made’ support

Community groups are experts about their areas; trusted by locals and committed to the individuals they serve. Put simply, community groups make life better because they are bespoke to the communities who need them. In light of the findings of our ‘Tailor-made’...