Social Capital Survey 2007

About This Report:

As part of the Stronger Communities Block of the Leicestershire Local Area Agreement (LAA), the Communities and Voluntary Sector (CVS), DeMontfort University and Leicestershire County Council conducted a survey that attempted to baseline levels of social capital in 20 areas across Leicestershire.

Social capital can be described as the "glue" that holds communities together and the "resources" to help them move on. Thus the enhancement of social capital is key to developing stronger communities. The concept also has close links to community cohesion.

The survey is planned to be repeated in February 2009 and a report will be published on LSR-Online

For more information, please contact:

Alex Lea
Research Manager
Research and Information Team
Leicestershire County Council
Tel 0116 305 6803