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Below are all the latest press releases from Community Links. For media enquiries, please contact Ben Robinson, 0207 473 9644

Urgent need of fundamental reform to the sanctions system


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New approach needed if Olympic regeneration is to deliver for all and address growing inequality


The call, set out in the leading social action charity's latest policy briefing Regeneration For All comes a decade after East London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, which led to huge inward investment and physical regeneration in the area. The charity is calling on developers and planning authorities to take a long-term approach and do more before, during and after regeneration projects:… Read more.

No evidence that punitive sanctions regime works, says Community Links


The Work and Pensions Select Committee are today taking evidence from Minister for Employment Esther McVey, as part of their Inquiry into benefit sanctions policy. Ms McVey is expected to defend the government’s regime of jobseeker sanctions which have roughly doubled under the Coalition Government, in spite of widespread agreement that there is no evidence on whether sanctions get people into long-term jobs. Ben Robinson, Community Links Head of… Read more.

Community Links Co-Founder becomes Life President


Throughout his time at Community Links, Kevin has also supported innumerable emerging community organisations to develop themselves, providing patient and expert help to guide them through the first stages and enabling some of them to scale. These include the Newham Consortium for Youth (now celebrating 25 years), the Newham Drugs Advice Service, and the Newham Bereavement Centre. Kevin will now be stepping back from day-to-day involvement in the Charity but will become Life President and… Read more.

Established’ young London designers pop-up at Westfield Stratford


Community Links is a social action charity rooted in east London and nationally focussed. We support people to take their next step in life, raising aspirations, increasing skills and supporting neighbourhoods. Geraldine Blake, CEO of Community Links, commented: "Being back at Westfield Stratford for Christmas is really exciting and a great way of showing how Community Links supports and harnesses such wonderful new talent." Kathleen Britain, Head of UK Community… Read more.

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