What is Community Regeneration?
The term ‘community regeneration’ means action to tackle the inequalities between communities by narrowing the gap between disadvantaged people and everyone else.
‘Regeneration’ is often taken to mean improvements such as developing derelict land, or modernising houses. But ‘community regeneration’ can mean improving all aspects of the life of a community where these have been left behind. These may include social, educational or the economy of a community in addition to the state of its buildings and public areas.
Which communities do we mean?
Mainly, we mean people living in areas where they are much more likely than average to suffer from poverty and social exclusion.
Whose job is it to pull them together?
The Local Community Planning Partnership has a responsibility to tackle community regeneration, through drawing up and implementing a Regeneration Outcome Agreement (ROA).
Regeneration Outcome Agreements
What are they?
Regeneration Outcome Agreements – or ROAs for short – explain which areas and groups are the targets for action, and why. There is a strong focus on bringing about changes that benefit the community.
Each ROA plan improvements, based on the national priorities and local circumstances. ROAs must involve communities in all parts of the planning and decision-making process. Any changes that are made by an ROA are for the improvement of local communities and are in the control of the community.