Abstracts: March 19th, 2007

This guide from Communities and Local Government offers advice about making neighbourhoods more connected, so that potentially vulnerable or excluded groups are able to have a real stake in their local areas and in turning their neighbourhoods around. The guide is particularly relevant to Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships and it encourages them to engage more effectively with refugees and asylum seekers and migrant workers by raising awareness of the challenges and issues they face.The document highlights the links to neighbourhood renewal and provides a range of ‘what works’ case studies to illustrate these topics. It shows that all partnerships can facilitate the process of connecting incoming workers with host communities and work together to create renewed, sustainable and cohesive neighbourhoods.

The guide is available at: http://www.renewal.net/Documents/RNET/Policy%20Guidance/Connectingcommunities.pdf