News from Newcastle – the impact of the cuts on communities

July 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

Newcastle Conflict Resolution Network, with whom I’ve had the privilege of working with over several years (facilitation, Management Group support and development, and carrying out an evaluation), has just published their latest Newsletter which I recommend to you.

In particular it looks at the impact of cuts and of the bedroom tax on communities – forced moves, reduction of services for young people, greater community divisions, and an increase in crime – especially shoplifting, and not theft of valuable electronic goods: nowadays it’s meat and baby foods.

Their newsletter also includes news of their projects to support constructive community building and capacity for conflict resolution amongst Newcastle’s residents and agencies.

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