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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

New report - A Tale of Two Cities

31 July 2012

A Tale of Two Cities: Complex Causes, Complex Solutions.  A Response to the August, 2011 riots in Salford & Manchester

A Tale of Two Cities includes a foreword from Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and an introduction from Professor Tim Newburn of the London School of Economics. The report builds on extensive engagement with those directly involved and affected by the riots in order to explore and evaluate responses to the challenges faced by the communities of Manchester and Salford made evident by last summer's riots. This provides ideas to develop communities that are better able to adapt, transform and deal with challenges as they arise, providing a vision for developing more resilient communities in this era of austerity.

The recommendations in this report, which are based upon families, young people, policing, restorative justice and public policy development, provide a framework for developing more resilient communities that are pro-active and work within a model of interdependency in order to provide the social support structures required for people to fulfil their potential. In essence, the report suggests that we need to further develop resilience in our communities by building on pre-existing capabilities, creating more co-produced public services and developing a culture of early intervention.

 

Featured News

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

1 September 2014

VCS engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards

Regional Voices (of which VSNW is a member) has published the full report from the survey conducted earlier this year about how the voluntary and community sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards

1 September 2014

Book your place at the VSNW Conference and AGM 2014

Please join us on 15th October for an interesting day of debate and discussion on the latest issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in the North West. The day will include a series of workshops and two great keynote speakers

26 August 2014

BIG Assist and Financial Sustainability

BIG Assist have awarded £267,000 to 35 infrastructure organisations in the North West, 12% of all awards in England. What they have funded most is the work in financial sustainability

28 July 2014

Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding

VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk