Government Offices make a vital contribution to the Government’s commitment to thriving, vibrant, sustainable communities. Communities and Local Government's Sustainable Communities Plan will affect every region of England, providing homes for key workers, regenerating towns and cities and providing parks for families and children. Above all, the plan is about helping people to live where they want to and having pride in their community.
More information on the national picture
- We have a role in education and skills that takes us from early years
through lifelong learning.
- We work with local councils and other providers to improve key services
such as housing.
- We provide Ministers with the best planning advice so that development
is sustainable and delivers places that are good to live and work in.
- We help partners in the region’s most deprived areas re-connect
communities to the life choices enjoyed by other areas.
- We help partners resolve conflict between different interest groups so
that communities can become safe, more cohesive and more tolerant, while
still celebrating their diversity.
We contribute in different ways to all of the GO’s priorities.
However, the one theme that unites all teams in the Directorate is about
enhancing the quality of life for individuals and neighbourhoods in
Yorkshire and The Humber. We do this by helping public and other agencies
deliver better services.
Departments expect us to contribute to Public Service Agreements that are
about narrowing the gaps for improving standards and performance and for
contributing to community engagement and civil renewal.
For stakeholders, our main contributions are to the sustainable economic
development and social inclusion aims of ‘Advancing Together, the
‘Regional Spatial Strategy’ and to the work Yorkshire Forward
does on connecting needs with opportunities.
Redundancy Advice for Individuals
If you are seeking advice and support with regards to redundancy there is a
wide range of practical help and advice, including pre and post redundancy
support, on the Yorkshire Forward website, a link to which can be found