Notes of a preparatory meeting on 19 January 2012
Present: Marion Bailey (Future East), Karen Charlton (Business Class),
David Thomson (Bishop of Huntingdon), Professor Per Wikstrom (University of
Cambridge Department of Criminology)
with Peter Carolin and Peter Landshoff
- What do we need to do now to make a vibrant, cohesive, enterprising society
- Where do values come from and how do we share them?
- What drivers affect how people behave to one another?
- What is the social impact of demographic change?
- How do people begin to work together to solve problems, such as starting
a community bus service?
- How do changes in morality lead to new problems?
- In many cases people with social problems are unaware of what led to them
- Those who come behind the "baby boom" generation, which is just retiring,
will have very different attitudes and be somewhat more prosperous, and this will produce tensions
- If resources continue to decline, how will this affect how people lead their lives?
- Bridging between the younger and older parts of the community is key in the face of economic stress
- What are the key provisions local government should make to help social enterprise succeed?