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Community crisis response paves the way

Political journalist, Emma Burnell, talks to our director of policy, Margaret Bolton, about Big Local responses to COVID-19 and why a Community Wealth Fund is needed now more than ever.

Speaking on the 2 May episode of the ‘House of Comments’ podcast, Margaret sheds light on the resident-led work being done by Big Local partnerships across the country pre-crisis, pinpointing north Bristol’s Ambition Lawrence Weston and its role bringing a major supermarket to the area.

Focusing on the present day, Margaret explains how communities have been at the forefront of responding to its worst affects, and how investing in the social infrastructure of the most ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods, in the form of a Community Wealth Fund, is the most logical policy response for central government.