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The government is supporting people who care about their communities and want to get involved in improving them. It believes that people understand the needs of their area best, which is why it is transferring power so people can make more decisions locally and solve their own problems to create strong, attractive and thriving neighbourhoods.

Policies 13

  1. Supporting the library services provided by local authorities and making sure there is a national collection of published material

    Making sure that libraries can meet the needs of their local communities, and using the legal deposit system to preserve published information for future research.

  2. Helping troubled families turn their lives around

    We're working with local authorities and their partners to help solve and prevent troubled families' problems in the long term

  3. Bringing people together in strong, united communities

    We're promoting social integration in communities to create the conditions for everyone to live and work successfully alongside each other.

  4. Improving the child maintenance system

    Increasing the number of children who benefit from effective maintenance arrangements and improving collaboration between separated parents.

  5. Improving social mobility to create a fairer society

    How the government is working to improve social mobility and outcomes for people in the early years of life, during school and into adult life.

See all 13 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Public Request to Order Disposal: request form

    This form helps people to exercise their rights under the Community Right to Reclaim Land to bring disused property back into beneficial use Read more

  2. Public Request to Order Disposal: land owner's cover letter and questionnaire

    This letter and questionnaire is sent to land owners once a Public Request to Order Disposal request has been received. Read more

  3. MODCARE: the Defence Social Service Association

    MODCARE, supports small, non-national charities: find out how to nominate a charity, donate to MODCARE or take part in fundraising. Read more

  4. Anti-social behaviour on public transport: safety measures

    Protecting staff, passengers and property on public transport: police roles, CCTV and witness evidence use, tools to restrict anti-social acts Read more

  5. Neighbourhood planning

    Information on what neighbourhood planning is, why it matters, how it works, and sources of advice and support available for communities. Read more

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