Communities under pressure

With cuts to local services, fewer resources for supporting local communities and rising unemployment, especially among the young, many people fear tensions among communities will get worse in England.

It is important that those of us who promote good relations among communities tell local and national decision-makers what works in reducing these tensions.

Talk for a Change and International Alert, with funding from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Oxfam, will be helping to run workshops across England for practitioners to discuss:

  • successful ways of strengthening good relations
  • the complex factors which impact this work
  • how to communicate these lessons to decision-makers

People will have the chance to build on the lessons from these workshops via an online discussion forum. We will also be hosting a national event to build consensus on how these lessons can influence policy and practice.

If you would like to know more about this project or find out about the workshop dates when they are announced, please contact:

Barry Navarro, International Alert:
or Jo Broadwood, Talk for a Change: