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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

White working-class communities feel left behind

Since the 2001 disturbances in Burnley, Oldham and Bradford community cohesion has become a central feature of government policy. A critical review of the concept is provided in a new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Based on research in Aston in Birmingham, Canley in Coventry and Somers Town in London, the report finds that people in these areas feel that they are not listened to by local or national government and that policy makers have failed them. Read Community cohesion: the views of white working-class communities here.

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