New Local is an independent think tank and network of councils, with a mission to transform public services and unlock community power.
- Our network is home to 70+ councils and other organisations, united in a drive to create sustainable and community-led public services.
- Our research team explores some of the most pressing issues we’re facing today – from welfare support, to social care, to building economic resilience.
- Our practice work connects directly with councils and others transform into community-powered organisations.
- At the heart of all this is the belief in community power – the idea that people should have more say over the places they live and the services they use. We believe a paradigm shift is needed to create sustainable public services, better places to live – and enhanced wellbeing for all.