Click here to download a copy of Neighbourhood working beyond the pandemic.
Click here to access a recording of our online roundtable on 7 September when we launched the publication and heard from those featured.
Click here to access the report referenced by Karen Cheney (one of our interviewees) commissioned by Birmingham City Council, into neighbourhood responses to Covid-19.
Over the summer of 2020 we interviewed 13 individuals who have pioneered neighbourhood approaches to local public services over the past two decades. We asked them about their experiences, how these relate to the current crisis, and what we can take forward into a period of recovery and change. Some of those we interviewed still work in neighbourhood or locality roles, some have taken on larger responsibilities, some have moved to new careers entirely. They all carry with them a common ethos and skillset geared towards connecting citizens and public services. These interviews brought together in our publication Neighbourhood working beyond the pandemic create a powerful argument for community connectors in local public services, inspired by neighbourhood working, as we move beyond the current crisis.