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SynergyAdded value arising from the working together of two or more organisations.
Sustainable DevelopmentActivity which achieves mutually reinforcing economic, social and environmental benefits without compromising the needs of future generations.
Sustainable Communities ProgrammeA three year partnership between EnCams, Forward Scotland and the Sustainable Northern Ireland Programme which is testing ways in which communities can be supported to improve the quality of life in their neighbourhood. The programme aims to increase understanding of how people can become more involved in sustainable development at a local level, including how to balance social, economic and environmental demands.
SustainabilityThe ability to provide for the needs of the world's current population without damaging the ability of future generations to provide for themselves. When a process is sustainable, it can be carried out over and over without negative environmental effects or impossibly high costs to anyone involved.
Sure StartA government scheme which aims to improve the health and well-being of families and children before and from birth, so children are ready to flourish when they go to school by setting up local Sure Start programmes to improve services for families with children under four and spreading good practice learned from local programmes to everyone involved in providing services for young children.
Strategic PartnershipA relationship between two or more organisations that involves building mutual long-term goals and commitments.
Strategic DirectionA particular targeted focus for conservation action to achieve a national priority outcome.
StakeholdersIndividuals who have a vested interest in development, including community members; environmental, social, and community NGOs; natural resource, planning, and government officials; hotel owners, tour operators, guides, transportation providers, and representatives from other related services in the private sector.
Social HousingPublic housing or social housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local.
Social ExclusionA shorthand term for what can happen when individuals or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown. It can also have a wider meaning which encompasses the exclusion of people from the normal exchanges, practices and rights of society.