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Resilient communities report reveals findings

A ‘Resilient Communities’ report has brought together the findings of a national cross-sector conference on the topic attended at the start of 2020 by our Grapevine CEO Clare Wightman.

The report also incorporates the latest research into opportunities to foster social cohesion in communities during and after disruptive events – arguably never needed more than at this moment.

One of February 2020's tables at Collaboration Station

Clare’s participation in the February event, jointly hosted by Cumberland Lodge and The Young Foundation, brought ‘Collaborative Local Citizenship’ to the national table from our own Grapevine perspective here in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Collaboration Station features as a case study in the report (page 71) – you can read an abridged version of Clare’s presentation to the conference audience here.

“Shared community spaces strengthen and unite a community’s collective power, which can, in turn, influence and change the vertical power structures that influence local and national decision-making.”
Resilient Communities report by Dr Sinead Fitzsimons from Cambridge University and Cumberland Lodge

The report is both timely and relevant and it is anticipated that the recommendations within it will prove useful now as we build back better together.

To join the next Collaboration Station on 19 August and discover more about the breakout room themes, click here.

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