Working with communities is at the heart of what we do, by strengthening our own relations with communities we will be able to better understand issues with cohesion and support people to overcome them. It is crucial that people get on well together, respect differences and work towards achieving shared goals. 40% of respondents to the "Your Priorities, Your Plan" survey felt that a greater sense of community would make them feel safer. We all have a responsibility to encourage inclusivity and build relations between communities which promotes wellbeing and strengthens our resilience to threats such as crime, terrorism and discontent.
Community Cohesion Priority Plan
So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.
These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.
We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.