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DIY Community ActionNeighbourhood problems and community self-help$
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Liz Richardson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420855

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001

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Conclusions: championing community self-help

Conclusions: championing community self-help

(p.239) nine Conclusions: championing community self-help
DIY Community Action

Liz Richardson

Policy Press

This chapter pinpoints some of the bigger issues connected with the problems identified in this book. Some of these issues are whether people still need ‘communities’ and why a focus on economic renewal is not an alternative. The chapter studies the reasons why neighbourhoods matter, and if it is patronising residents to talk of community self-help solutions. The role of community self-help is examined, along with the implications for strategies to engage and build communities. The chapter also looks at its significance to the national and local government, social landlords, other service providers, and residents in trying to create and maintain thriving neighbourhoods and communities.

Keywords:   communities, economic renewal, importance of neighbourhoods, self-help solutions, community self-help, strategies, social landlords, service providers

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