This report reflects on the ippr north conference, 'Building Communities of Trust: Community Cohesion in the North'. The event was held on 29 June 2009 in Sunderland, supported by Gentoo Group and Sunderland City Council. The conference was attended by 100 delegates from statutory, private, voluntary and community sectors. Delegates were predominantly from the North East but also included representatives from across the North of England and Scotland.
The conference sought to explore the role of local authorities and third sector organisations in building trust and cohesion in all communities across the North, asking what particular challenges the region faces and how positive connections between communities can be fostered.
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