The Asset-Based Area

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. It will be of interest to council, clinical commissioning group commissioners and wider public professionals.   

Alex suggests a number of planning and support models that can help areas make progress and which are in current usage across the country ranging from ‘Local Area Coordination’ through to ‘Wellbeing teams’.  

The Asset-Based Area follows on from Engaging and Empowering Communities: our shared commitment and call to action, which was launched in 2016 with support from national leaders including Simon Stevens, NHS England CEO. 

Alex Fox is also chair of the Building Community Capacity Practitioners Network.