In this webinar, we reflect on the themes and recommendations of the new Cumberland Lodge Report on Resilient Communities, from different regional perspectives.
We will be in conversation with Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester) and Dr Joanie Willett (Senior Lecturer in Politics and Co-Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter).
Key themes of discussion
A range of social and economic conditions have exacerbated perceived regional divisions and left some parts of the country feeling ‘left behind’, which potentially threatens national unity.
Politicians have professed their ambition to bridge England’s ‘North-South’ divide, for example, by investing in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, diversifying industry and strengthening local economies, but social, economic and health inequalities persist, along north-south and rural-urban divides.
This online discussion explores ways of addressing this, from different regional perspectives, to support greater community resilience across the UK.
We focus, in particular, on how the 24 recommendations of our recent report on building community resilience after disruptive developments can be taken forward in the north of England, and across the South-West, to increase productivity, equality of opportunity and wellbeing.
As we cope with the short and long-term implications of the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and ongoing challenges posed by climate change, we hope these timely recommendations will lead to positive change.
This interactive webinar will be presented by our Chief Executive, Dr Edmund Newell.
The report examines opportunities for fostering social cohesion in ways that help communities to be more resilient to disruptive events and developments. Its practical recommendations for local authorities, policymakers and community practitioners are designed to support communities and help us all look ahead to a fairer and more inclusive future.
How to join
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