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‘Together we can’ – Community resilience and self-reliance

Our report looks at how local authorities are creating the conditions needed to help communities thrive as independently as possible.

This report specifically looks at the priority placed on community resilience and self-reliance in local authority plans, and how local authorities are equipping people to be less reliant on often over stretched local authority services.

This is the third of three reviews on the challenge of alleviating and tackling poverty.

Our recommendations are designed to support local authorities to use our report to self-evaluate current engagement, management, performance, and practice to identify where improvement is needed.

The Auditor General highlights the important role communities can play in a more active role and become less dependent on public services but sustaining this requires local authorities to change how they work.

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