>This Good Practice Guide summarises the findings and recommendations of earlier research published as Growing the Big Society

In Spring 2010, IPPR North carried out new research exploring the critical success factors for community and social enterprise in deprived communities in the North West of England. The final report Growing the Big Society (Cox and Schmuecker 2010) identified a series of barriers and opportunities facing community organisations in taking an 'enterprise leap' and made a series of recommendations for policy makers and practitioners wishing to tackle the Big Society agenda. The research involved a survey and a series of interviews, and it was also informed by a number of case studies.

Published by IPPR North and North West Together We Can