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. 

Directory of innovations in health and social care

TLAP are collecting examples of innovative care and support that offer an asset-based approach. This work is a continuation of six innovations in social care. 

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'.

Webinar on Reimagining homecare - Wellbeing Teams

A webinar which covers alternative models of homecare such as Wellbeing teams, Community Circles and what commissioners and providers can do to move in this direction.

Case studies