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The benefits of meaningful interaction

Saturday 1 January 2011

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) commissioned the OPM to conduct a review of the evidence relating to meaningful interaction. OPM is an independent research and development organisation that works with public services across sectors to improve social outcomes.

The study focuses on collating and analysing the existing evidence relating to:

  • the key principles of successful approaches to promoting meaningful interaction
  • the benefits of meaningful interaction for individuals, neighbourhoods and communities, for example in terms of improvements to health, welfare and life in general

The objectives of the research are to provide a clear evidence base to inform future decisions regarding national, regional and local policy-making and practice relating to meaningful interaction