As intimated in our mission statement, we feel have a major role to play in engaging directly with the national policy agenda (and indeed a duty to do so). This will include responding to major consultation exercises. A prominent example here is CRED’s submission to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion
An important strand of the Centre’s work in the UK is therefore consultancy and developmental work with:
Central government departments
- Local Authorities
- A range of public authorities
- NGOs and voluntary/community sector
Some of this will also take the form of ‘action research’ that is more interventionist by nature: in other words, working with end users to promote change. It may also involve an element of training, so as to ensure that policy is translated more effectively into practice on the ground.
 Managing for Diversity: a case study of four local authorities. London: DCLG, July 2006.