Bringing people together – community cohesion in Derbyshire
Community cohesion is the glue that binds communities together. This is strengthened when people get on well together, respect each other and feel they can influence decisions in their area. It can be weakened when people feel that they do not enjoy the same life opportunities as others.
Fortunately in Derbyshire many local people have told us that community spirit is still strong. However, people worry that this is diminishing and recent evidence suggests that fewer people in Derbyshire feel that people from different backgrounds get on well together than in many other areas across the country.
Partners in Derbyshire feel that bringing people together in local communities is a vital part of improving overall quality of life in Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Partnership Forum have produced a series of guidance notes to assist elected members, public service employees and the community and voluntary sector in making Derbyshire more cohesive