The resources page is your central hub for information about community investment. Here you can find research reports, case studies and white papers to aid your work.

Making the UK fairer: Where we live

Making the UK fairer: Where we live

This report is focused on ‘Places’ and builds on the themes in PWC’s first two reports in this series on ‘Making the UK Fairer’ and ‘How we Work’, by providing further insight on the disparities that exist between people living in different places.

Democracy starts at home

Democracy starts at home

This report by The Democratic Society suggests several actions and activities that help to better involve customers, leading to better decision-making.

Patching the safety net

Patching the safety net

The NFA and ARCH publish the findings of 2019’s survey into the impact of Universal Credit (UC) on local authorities and ALMOs

The mental health premium

The mental health premium

In this report Citizens Advice have examined the impact of poor mental health on the costs of accessing services and goods, and have exposed the financial detriment that customers with poor mental health incur.

Building Beautiful Places

Building Beautiful Places

This report, published by the ThinkTank Policy Exchange puts forward a new policy approach that incentivises land owners and developers to propose and build housing schemes that are beautiful and diverse.

Social Prescribing Project Report

Social Prescribing Project Report

The Social Prescribing project is in collaboration with Community Engagement officer for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) in Cambridgeshire, employed by CHS (Cambridge Housing Society), Jade-Anne Griffin (JAG) and Nuffield Road Medical Practice, a surgery in East Chesterton, Cambridge.

CLAS Annual Service Report 2018/2019

CLAS Annual Service Report 2018/2019

This report on The Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS) summarises the savings made by the scheme in its second year of operation, made possible by taking a Think Communities approach2, which emphasises the importance of people, places and systems.

Great Places Commission: final report

Great Places Commission: final report

With support from the National Housing Federation, the Commission visited towns and cities across the North and Midlands, meeting housing associations, stakeholders and local residents. Using the learning from this process, the Commission has made ten recommendations.

The mental health premium

The mental health premium

Mental health problems are the most common health issue among Citizens Advice clients, impacting 89,410 clients last year. Previous research found people with mental health problems are more likely to struggle with essential services, and support offered by providers is inadequate.

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If you have a case study or a research report to add to this library, or an idea for a future white paper, please get in touch with adam@ceci.org.uk

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