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5. How respectful, cohesive and strong are local communities?

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What success would mean

“Our city will have a culture of fairness and respect for people and the environment. The right of all London’s citizens and communities to pursue fulfilment will be assured, so long as this does not infringe on the rights of others.”

“We will celebrate the unique ethnic and cultural diversity of London’s citizens as London’s key strength. We will be a society free from inequality and discrimination, striving for greater equality of opportunity for all, actively opposing and challenging racism.”

London Sustainable Development Commission1

Respectful, strong and cohesive communities are good for…

Examples of Relevant National Indicators:

Case Study:
Rushey Green Time Bank

What is it?

How does it work?

What are the main impacts?

"This alternative method of treatment has led to a lot of patients being taken off antidepressants. Too often in the past doctors would give people drugs or nothing at all.”
Dr Richard Byng, Rushey Green Time Bank4

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1. London Sustainable Development Commission Framework
2. Stafford, M. et al, 2004. Neighbourhood Social Cohesion and Health: Investigating Associations and Possible Mechanisms in Morgan A, ed. Social Capital and Health: Issues of Definition, Measurement and Links to Health. Health Development Agency, London.
3. London Health Commission, 2006. Sustainable Local Economies for Health project.
4. Rushey Green Time Banking Evaluation Report

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