The Creating Cohesive Communities project is an initiative led by Caroline Lewis at Amey Consulting in Wales, Paul Slevin at Chambers Wales and Martin Lamb of Maple Consulting. This research aims to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on community infrastructure with a focus on the Cardiff Capital Region.
A consultation period held between October – December 2020 with 68 local organisations, captured insights from across various market sectors, focussing on infrastructure challenges in Wales and the priorities needed to aid recovery in a post-pandemic future.
We aimed to capture the challenges affecting local businesses and their respective communities, seeking opinions from a diverse range of public and private sector organisations and community groups on local challenges and issues that should be addressed to help create more cohesive communities.
Whilst this report focuses on phase one, our aspirations are to continue with a second phase that will see further industry engagement to identify and explore innovative and technology driven infrastructure solutions that will help us to create a more cohesive community.