Our final report in the Connected Communities programme argues that by investing in interventions which build and strengthen networks of social relationships it is possible to generate four kinds of social value or ‘dividend’ ...
Businesses should act as ‘community hubs’, helping promote social interaction among their customers and developing local action plans to create happier, more resilient communities.
The government's planned reform of the health care system does nothing to combat loneliness and isolation amongst people who are most in need of support.
Recent efforts to build the Big Society have been too focused on citizen-led service delivery. Could nurturing people’s social networks provide a more effective approach?
A new approach is needed to develop community regeneration and social networks are the key.