KEY RESOURCES

Innovations in community-centred support

There are many innovative models of community-centred support for adults. Our online directory offers a collection of examples to support commissioners & providers scale up these approaches. 

The Asset-Based Area

A briefing paper by Shared Lives Plus CE Alex Fox which describes ten features of an ‘asset-based area’  necessary for developing strong communities and sustainable public services.

How-to Guides for creating an Asset-based Area

A series of guides that support asset-based commissioning and practice. Written by the academic & consultant Clive Miller, they complement Alex Fox's Asset-Based Area briefing paper. 

Developing a Wellbeing and Strengths-based Approach to Social Work Practice: Changing Culture

A report aimed at social workers that discusses the need to change their workforce culture to one that is 'strengths-based' for promoting wellbeing, early intervention and prevention.

Engaging and Empowering Communities - a shared commitment and call to action

A document that offers a compelling case for working collaboratively to create strong and empowered communities that are central to the transformation of the health and care sector.

Developing the Power of Strong, Inclusive Communities

A framework to support health and wellbeing boards fulfil wellbeing and prevention duties outlined in the Care Act.

Evidence, efficiency and cost-effectiveness

This paper collates the evidence that illustrates improved outcomes and financial gains of developing strong communities.

Collaborative Healthcare guide

A guide that looks at supporting CCGs and HWBs to support integrated personal commissioning and collaborative care.

Are we there yet? A planning tool and checklist for building community connections

A tool to help organisations assess their own capacity building activities in relation to older and disabled people.

Does it work? A guide to evaluating community capacity initiatives

This guide will help with evaluating projects/services and the impact they have on cultivating 'social capital'.

Case studies