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In July 2018 The Future for Communities: Perspectives on power was published, sharing findings from an 18 month research project asking ‘What needs to happen for communities to feel and be more powerful in the future?’.

The report is part of Empowered Communities in the 2020s research project launched in March 2017 to gather a wide range of views about the future for communities.

During the research many communities shared their knowledge and insight about the places they know, as people from across the UK were invited to have their say including through a series of blogs over 2017-18.

In the film below, communities in Brinnington, Keighley and Kingswood and Hazel Leys share in their own words how they are tackling issues in their areas to change the lives of residents for the better.

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