2018 NANM survey about the state of neighbourhood and locality approaches

We estimate this survey will take between 5 and 7 minutes to complete.

Are you involved in a neighbourhood or locality approach to local public services?

To mark ten years since the NANM was established we are conducting this research to build up a picture of locality and neighbourhood working across England in 2018 - where it being used, what models are in place, and what factors are likely to affect its future?  No such national picture currently exists.

The results of this survey will form part of a larger piece of research we will publish at a free-to-attend national event we are hosting from 10-4 on Thursday 5 July 2018 at the Whitechapel Ideastore, London.  The research will be made openly available and we hope it provides a valuable tool both for those involved in delivering or managing neighborhood approaches, as well as policy-makers and research in local public services and localism.

If you are not already on our mailing list then sign up at http://www.neighbourhoodmanagement.net to be kept in touch with this research and the July event.

This survey is being carried out by the National Association for Neighborhood Management.  We are not asking for any information in this survey which could identify you personally, but we will use the answers you give to produce the research just described.  We may also use quotes from open-text fields to illustrate patterns of responses - so bear in mind that what you enter, although un-attributable to you, may be published in the public domain.

* 1. Is there neighbourhood or locality or Ward level working in the area where you live or work?

If you ticked both “where I work” and "where I live", then please answer the rest of this survey in relation to where you work.

* 2. Who leads it?

* 3. Who is most closely involved? (up to three)

* 4. Does it cover the local whole authority area?

* 5. How is neighbourhood or locality working organised and structured? (tick as may as apply)

* 6. How are boundaries defined?

* 7. Which local authority area do your answers relate to?

* 8. What is your own role? (give your main role)

* 9. Does the neighbourhood or locality approach focus on (tick as many as apply)

* 10. To what extent is neighbourhood or locality working used in order to...

  Not at all Occasionally Often Very often Not sure
resolve practical issues?
set policy and strategy?
explain issues to local residents and keep them informed?
enable council officers and/or Elected Members to take decisions about local issues?
enable council officers and/or Elected Members to allocate money?
enable local residents (besides Councillors) to take decisions about local issues?
enable local residents (besides Councillors) to allocate money?
join-up community-led action (e.g. community groups, charities) with action by public services?

* 11. Have specific budgets of grant funds been devolved?

* 12. In terms of the next 2-3 years, in your own area, what do you think will happen?

* 13. What factors or trends do you think will most impact neighbourhood and locality working over the coming 2-3 years?

Thank you for your time.

The results of this survey will form part of a larger piece of research we will publish at a free-to-attend national event on 5 July 2018 at Whitechapel Library, in East London. The research will be made openly available and we hope it provide a valuable tool both for those involved in delivering or managing neighborhood approaches, as well as policy-makers and research in local public services and localism.

If you are not already on our mailing list then sign up at http://www.neighbourhoodmanagement.net to be kept in touch with this research and the July event.

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