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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

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

 

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.

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

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