The Local Government White Paper: Strong and prosperous communities

01 October 2006
The Government stresses that this local government White Paper will enhance local leadership on health and well being and make it easier for local authorities and NHS bodies to work together to tackle health inequalities and to deliver better services in their local area. This briefing sets out a summary of the main proposals in the White Paper, and anticipates the content of the Local Government Bill.

The diverse population of Britain bring challenges in change and migration along with economic benefits. There are benefits that migration and diversity bring along with potential problems and risk to community cohesion. An enhanced role for community groups and greater resident participation in decisions can help all local areas to promote community cohesion. 

The Government will encourage the Commission on Integration and Cohesion to produce more detailed plans on how to deliver a step change in promoting cohesion.

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