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Building on Citizen Power – blog by Prof Donna Hall

In a recent blog published by The MJ, Prof Donna Hall explores the idea that services only make sense when you connect them together, wrap them around individuals, families and neighbourhoods and co-create them with local people and grassroots organisations. In the blog she reflects on the pandemic, NLGN’s The Community Paradigm and Local Area Coordination. Read the full blog here

Recently, Local Area Co-ordination has ‘done what it says on the tin’ by ensuring the natural power of hyper-local neighbourliness and statutory organisational responses have been complimentary of each other throughout. It has helped to foster trust and prevented duplication, allowing everyone to focus on what they do best.