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Community cohesion is a term to describe how everyone in a geographical area lives alongside each other with mutual understanding and respect.

We live in increasingly diverse communities which face challenges due to economic migration, intergenerational differences, the impact of poverty and the growing influence of extremism. Community cohesion policies face these challenges by encouraging integration, valuing difference and focusing on the shared values that join people together.

A refreshed National Community Cohesion Delivery Plan 2016-17 was published in March 2016, to continue to strengthen, mainstream and sustain both local and regional community cohesion approaches across 7 outcome areas.

The 2015 Annual Report demonstrates progress against each of the 7 outcome areas. The report provides a national overview of progress and examples of current practice taking place throughout Wales.