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RCN Publications

Research Papers

Research papers build up evidence around key issues impacting on rural communities and ensures that issues that matter are taken into account by decision makers

Rural dwellers face a number of different challenges impacting on the quality of people’s lives and the sustainability of rural communities. These include: the rationalisation and centralisation of local and central government services; housing; planning; fuel and child poverty; mental health; transport; and education. RCN’s research and policy work is driven by the commitment to ensuring that in tackling these issues ‘nothing about us is done without us.’