We have just published our latest report: We need to talk about….can discussing controversial issues strengthen community relations?
This details the findings from our JRCT funded research project with organisations across England who are involved in strengthening community relations; and of our experiences of having worked as specialist cohesion advisers in 65 Local authorities for over 10 years. Our research has shown that controversial issues are often avoided, ignored or not dealt with in a timely and effective way. This means that sometimes misleading and potentially divisive local narratives continue to prevail, escalating community tensions and corroding community resilience. Continue reading “Our latest report: “We need to talk about….””