Community Power: The Evidence

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This report on Community Power by New Local is based on the principle that communities have a wealth of knowledge and assets within themselves, which if understood and nurtured by practitioners and policymakers, has the potential to strengthen resilience and enable prevention-focused public services.

It identifies 6 benefits of Community Power and draws on extensive existing evidence to set out their impact against a wide range of initiatives and make recommendations to embed community power.

Closely aligned to the framework set out in our CollaborAGE Directory, the 6 benefits are:

  • Individual health and wellbeing
  • Community wellbeing & resilience
  • Democratic participation & trust
  • Community cohesion
  • Preventative and public services, and
  • Financial Savings