This report is intended for those wishing to develop an asset-based approach to care and support, commissioners interested in alternative approaches to commissioning and people who access or wish to access care and support through a direct payment, individual service fund or personal budget.
Social action, also known as community development, is people coming together to help improve their lives and solve shared problems. People volunteer, befriend, advocate, join social movements and organise and develop community assets and services.
Asset-based areas are committed to being asset-focused in everything they do. In particular they aim to ensure all their activities build and maintain family and community connections and people’s confidence, knowledge and resilience.