In June the Prime Minister asked me for proposals to sustain the community spirit we saw during the lockdown.
Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new social covenant sets out a vision for a more local, more human, less bureaucratic, less centralised society in which people are supported and empowered to play an active role in their neighbourhoods.
The Prime Minister has responded to the report: “We have seen tremendous levels of voluntary action by private citizens, and of innovation and partnership between the public, private and social sectors. These are critical elements of the social model we want to see for the recovery, and into the future.”
My thanks to everyone who has contributed, from volunteers and community groups to business, councils and my fellow MPs, and I look forward to further conversations.
The report is available to download as a PDF below, as well as a Press Release about its publication and the Prime Minister's full response.