Policy paper

By deeds and their results: strengthening our communities and nation

Sets out MHCLG's vision for stronger communities, why communities matter, what strong communities look like, and what government and partners can do to support their creation.


By deeds and their results: strengthening our communities and nation

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s communities framework - ‘By deeds and their results: how we will strengthen our communities and nation’ - sets out 4 pillars that will shape our future work across government to strengthen communities, focused on supporting:

  • trust, connectedness and local pride – where people feel a sense of pride and connectedness with their local area
  • active citizenship and local control – where people are active in their communities and have more control over decisions about their local areas
  • shared community spaces - where sustainably-run and inclusive spaces are available for people to come together, including parks, community centres, libraries, pubs, and high streets
  • shared prosperity, with no community left behind - where strong communities help create a thriving and inclusive economy

Publishing this document marks the next step of an ongoing conversation with communities and partners that will shape the department’s future activity.

Published 20 July 2019