This is a new and exciting strategic priority and a response to what we learned from the resident surveys. Two of the strategic priorities have been amended: Social enterprise is now retired and Area based work will sit within Building Inclusive Communities in the new plan.
There was also strong feedback in our residents surveys that the Community wants to feel more like a community and to have activities in their area that mean that they connect to different people from different parts of the community. There is a sense that now, more than ever, there is a real disconnect, following on from the lockdowns. The Community need to feel safe and need ‘fun’ to be brought back into the local area.
Building Inclusive Communities includes:
•COVID grant funding • Community Networking • Community Events / activities • Area based work (including TRA meetings and residents groups) • Digital Inclusion