Book News: May 18th, 2010

This report from the Young Foundation identifies new approaches to tackling long standing problems in small estates. It describes practical work in South Shields, Coventry and Kent and presents other wider research and practical evidence.

The report recognises the importance in understanding why previous regeneration initiatives and ongoing work at neighbourhood level have not succeeded in tackling underlying problems of deprivation and poverty.

It presents a toolkit which aims to encourage local authorities, housing associations and other public agencies to think differently about how to break the cycle of entrenched poverty and disadvantage on small social housing estates. The toolkit has four main sections, each containing case studies, practical examples and a summary of the lessons learned from the project.

The report is available here.