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mobile phone coverage

Government awards £1 billion to boost mobile phone coverage

The mobile phone industry has been awarded a £1 billion deal from the government to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas.
the housing market

The housing market: Social interaction in mixed building blocks – finding the ‘magic mix’

Gideon Bolt & Rutger Pierik from Utrecht University share their expert thoughts on social interaction in mixed building blocks when it comes to finding the ‘magic mix’ in the academic literature concerning the housing market.
knife crime and gang, families who are vulnerable

£9.8 million to stop knife crime and gang culture

Community-backed projects in 21 areas in the UK will receive funding to help families who are vulnerable to the effects of knife crime and gang culture.
government support for LGBT, LGBT history month

LGBT History Month: UK government support for LGBT groups

Twelve organisations working to improve the lives of LGBT people in the UK have been awarded government funding: new research published shows how public attitudes to same sex relationships have changed in 30 years.
asylum-seeking children

Meeting the complex needs of asylum-seeking children

Sue Ross explains how her team provided an environment in which unaccompanied asylum-seeking children can achieve their full potential.
shale gas

Consultation on community involvement in shale gas proposals launched

Shale gas developers could be required to consult local communities, even before submitting a planning application, following the launch of the latest government consultation
tackle hate crime

Home Office reopens fund to help communities tackle hate crime

The Hate Crime Community Projects Fund has been launched for the third year so organisations in England and Wales could secure up to £75, 000 to tackle hate crime
communities

Research reveals how communities tackle multiple challenges of rural living

Rural communities are coming together to improve their quality of life but feel as though they are becoming more remote, according to research from The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Scotland’s Rural College
broadband access

Rural areas to benefit from £45 million investment in broadband

Rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from improved broadband access as part of a £45 million boost by the government
neighbourhood

Government commits to further support for neighbourhood planning

Housing Minister Dominic Rabb has announced that more communities across England will be able to get free access to expert advice and guidance to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality 
integrated britain

New government action to create stronger, more integrated Britain

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today (14 March) set out an ambitious long-term plan of action create a stronger, more integrated Britain
dementia friendly communities

Further investment given to dementia friendly communities in Scotland

Scottish charity the life Changes Trust has invested a further £2.5 million in communities that are dementia friendly

Can leisure centres hold the key to success for rehabilitation?

Ellen Rowles from Action PR highlights how local community leisure centres play a key role in rehabilitation and ease the burden on GPs A growing amount of evidence has shown that the average workload for GPs has increased 16% over the past seven years resulting in GPs resigning at a...
One Public Estate

Supporting cross-public sector working – One Public Estate

In this joint feature from the Government Property Unit and the Local Government Association, we find out more about the delivery of The One Public Estate (OPE) programme that supports cross-public sector working The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is jointly delivered by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit (GPU)...
Bilingualism in Canada

Green jobs, bilingualism, and youth: A winning combination

A group of experts from Fédération de la jeunesse Canadienne-française lift the lid on English and French linguistic minorities and bilingualism in Canada

Leisure beyond the leisure centre

Cheryl Hersey of Action PR highlights how the role of leisure centres are changing to become key community hubs which deliver a range of services
Community care can support mental health in Europe

Community care can support mental health

John Bowis, President of Health First Europe details how community care can support better mental health services in Europe. My first involvement with mental health on the European stage was working with the 1999 Finnish Presidency initiative on mental health promotion. Later, as the rapporteur of the European Parliamentary Report...
York Council uses tool to help families

York Council uses tool to help families

A new tool which identifies the complex needs of vulnerable families has been launched in York. The City of York Council's Family Focus Team has developed a new tool aimed at identifying strengths and weaknesses in vulnerable families. The Family Wheel tool examines all areas of family life. This includes health...

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