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What does the future hold for communities in the four countries of the UK?

From the project research team at IVAR

In our second interim report, we aim to provide a snapshot of issues of concern and ideas for the future that we will take into the next phase of our research. We have not attempted to provide a comprehensive analysis of work with communities in each country of the UK; something that is beyond the scope of this research and is, in any case, covered elsewhere.

Rather, by looking at the differences between each country we hope to better understand what conditions can support powerful communities in the future and where the challenges remain; as well as identify emerging questions and themes to inform the final stage of research.

We found that communities share some common concerns, but there are a number of dimensions where differences between the four countries were likely to mean different things for the future for their communities into the 2020s.

The research team are continuing to work in four communities to learn more about the research questions and also to test the ideas that have been put forward so far. The research will conclude in Summer 2018. You can keep in touch with the research by signing up to the mailing list.

Read the interim findings

Click to explore the Empowered Communities area of our website.