We live in communities. Whether it’s friends, colleagues or neighbours we exist in groups and communities. When these groups interact and perform well we can say with some certainty that there exists some form of positive community cohesion.
A good definition of community cohesion is to be in the Department for Children, Schools and Families 2007 document “Guidance on the duty to promote community cohesion”. They write:
By community cohesion, we mean working towards a society in which there is a common vision and sense of belonging by all communities; a society in which the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and valued; a society in which similar life opportunities are available to all; and a society in which strong and positive relationships exist and continue to be developed in the workplace, in schools and in the wider community.
Future Focus CIC can provide a range of inputs and interventions that will contribute to positive community wellbeing and cohesion. These include:
- Conflict resolution & mediation
- Community development activities
- Social Innovation
- Social and Environmental Sustainability
- Social Responsibility