Project background

The Building Community Capacity project originated from Putting People First delivery team at the Department of Health (2007) - set up to support the transformation of adult social care across government.

Putting People First identified four related areas of focus for councils and partners to deliver transformation. These were:

  • Universal Services,
  • Prevention,
  • Choice and Control,
  • Social Capital.

History of the Building Community Capacity project

In 2009 Catherine Wilton set up the Building Community Capacity project with Martin Routledge at the Department of Health.

In 2010, the project transferred to the Putting People First consortium (hosted by ADASS) and is now part of the Think Local Act Personal Partnership.

Partners involved in designing and delivering the programme included Richard Brazil - Stamford Forum, Clive Miller, Office for Public Management (OPM) and David Towell - Centre for Inclusive Futures (CIF).