About communities and neighbourhoods

What we want to achieve

We are working to help citizens and communities take action to solve their own problems and create neighbourhoods that are strong, attractive and thriving.


Our aim is to ensure that citizens are able to make the best of their communities, sweeping away barriers so that they are able to take action to overcome difficulties such as community conflict, extremism, deprivation and disadvantage. We want to make sure communities are equipped to respond to challenging economic, social and cultural trends, with neighbourhoods as the building blocks for action.

What we are doing

  • building the Big Society by passing power to citizens and communities
  • encouraging action at neighbourhood level and making neighbourhoods the building blocks for all we do
  • enabling everyone to benefit from the opportunities presented by new technology
  • working to support communities overcome tensions and conflict
  • tackling race inequality.

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