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How people-powered public services can help bring us closer together

Social integration is determined by how equal a society is, the relationships between different people, and how active people are in the communities in which they live.

People-powered public services are well placed to help on all three fronts: supporting people to be active citizens through social action, tackling barriers and inequalities by reaching people who need help the most, and promoting shared experiences by creating trusting relationships - whether that’s to support people living with long-term health conditions, bridge the generational divide, or support parents help their child’s development.

Last week, the Mayor of London launched his Strategy for Social Integration at a local MumSpace in Southwark - where he set out his plan to connect Londoners from all walks of life and announced a new £600k London Family Fund to back innovative projects that bring families closer together.