Shifting the Balance: Local adaptation, innovation and collaboration during the pandemic and beyond

2020 was the year when community power proved possible. The most successful responses to the Covid-19 pandemic were local, with councils, civil society, community groups and businesses took up new cooperative approaches at high speed.

Shifting the Balance, written by New Local’s Simon Kaye and Charlotte Morgan, explores this new community-powered approach. It presents real-life examples of where it has flourished, and puts forward recommendations for councils, communities, and civil society groups to ensure it continues, and for national governments to make room for this to flourish.

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