28 Oct 2015
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’ shared by people in the community.
01 Feb 2012
Businesses should act as ‘community hubs’, helping promote social interaction among their customers and developing local action plans to create happier, more resilient communities.
17 Oct 2011
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.
01 May 2011
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?
01 Sep 2010
A new approach is needed to develop community regeneration and social networks are the key.
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