Service Reviews - Developing Successful and Inclusive Communities


The Review looked at council functions that aim to improve community life, build social capital, well-being and community engagement, in particular supporting the most disadvantaged residents.
Services included are:
• Libraries and Information: including strategic services and community libraries
• Community Development: including youth services, play services, lifelong learning and local car parks
• Community Support and Advice: including local advice, ward support and legal entitlement services
• Housing: including estate management, homelessness and repairs
• Health and Wellbeing: including parks and nature, grounds maintenance and public health.

We are seeking your views on the suggestions in the Service Review Green Paper: Developing Successful and Inclusive Communities, attached below

Related Documents


A summary of comments received on Developing Successful and Inclusive Communities is on page 5 of the Summary of Dialogue attached below, with more detail on page 31.

These were fed into a White Paper ‘Planning Birmingham’s Future and Budget Consultation 2014-15’ and the budget setting process for 2014/15.

The White Paper outlined plans for the future of the city council, showing how we can continue to work towards our objectives with far less money.



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Key Dates

Consultation is Closed

Ran from 2 Oct 2013 to 15 Nov 2013

Other Information




  • All residents,
  • Young people,
  • Older people,
  • Disabled people,
  • Council tenants,
  • Internet users,
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians,
  • Older people,
  • People with Disabilities,
  • People with Learning Disabilities,
  • Homeless,
  • Local Residents,
  • Age All,
  • Public Sector Bodies,
  • Faith groups,
  • Community groups,
  • Voluntary Organisations,
  • Staff,
  • Service user groups,
  • Newly arrived groups


  • Spending,
  • Democracy and Participation,
  • advocacy,
  • Children & Young People,
  • Older people issues,
  • Voluntary Sector,
  • Health & Wellbeing,
  • Arts & Culture,
  • Libraries,
  • Parks & Green Spaces,
  • Children’s Centres,
  • Early Years,
  • Housing,
  • Homelessness,
  • parks