Building Community Capacity Practitioners Network meeting - 12th December

Routes to Wellbeing: making a positive difference

The main theme for the next Building Community Capacity Network event is perspectives on wellbeing.


We will be asking participants to participate in an exchange of ideas to influence and contribute to a forthcoming TLAP roundtable event with national system leaders including Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England. The purpose of the roundtable is to take stock of the Engaging and Empowering Communities shared commitment in the context of the NHS Long Term plan and the social care Green Paper and, importantly, agree next steps.

As always we will be showcasing examples of innovative approaches and are delighted that Christine Eade from The Pod will be joining us to talk about how a traditional day centre for people with severe mental illness became a catalyst for social change and is now an award winning community hub.  Jodie Stus, from the social enterprise Dance to Health will describe their pioneering and community focused approach to falls prevention.

We will hear about research carried out by the Richmond Group of Charities highlighting the importance of recognising that one of the most complex challenges facing the health and care system -  people living with multi morbidities – is a social issue  as much as a health issue.  And colleagues from the University of Birmingham’s Sustainable Care programme will present  findings from    research carried out across the four countries of the United Kingdom

To support colleagues to move from policy to practice we will introduce TLAP’s  new #MakingitReal framework and show how this can be used to champion innovative approaches to wellbeing.

Who should attend

We welcome anyone with an interest in building stronger and more resilient communities. Our network brings together a rich mix of people, including people with lived experience; practitioners from across social care, health and housing; organisations who are developing innovative approaches to supporting people; commissioners; and people working at the national level in policy/research and other roles.

These events book up very quickly so please book your place asap!


Presentation notes and slides


Patrick Hall, Research Fellow, Sustainable Care Research Programme, University of Birmingham

Eve Riley, Project Manager for the Richmond Group Taskforce on People Living with Multiple Conditions

Jodie Stus, Dance to Health

Christine Eade, The Pod

Kate Sibthorp, member of the National Co-production Advisory Group