Abstracts: February 16th, 2005

This new guide from the Local Government Association builds on the earlier version published in 2002. The guide outlines the principles underlying community cohesion and gives local authorities practical advice about how to build and strengthen cohesive communities in their area policies and programmes. It includes descriptions of the application of community cohesion in key policy areas, pointers for successful implementation and case studies drawn from different local authority and other contexts reflecting the key community cohesion themes. The guide describes the development of solid good practice examples from the local authorities funded under the Home Office and ODPM Community Cohesion Pathfinder Programme, from the six Beacon councils for community cohesion and from a range of other authorities and stakeholders.The guide was produced in partnership with the Audit Commission, Commission for Racial Equality, Home Office, Improvement and Development Agency, Inter Faith Network, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The guide is available at: http://www.lga.gov.uk/Documents/Publication/communitycohesionactionguide.pdf