Across the South West commissioners are looking to increase the use of co-production in order to design and develop services that are appropriate and responsive to patient needs. Public Health teams are increasingly implementing or commissioning Asset-Based Community Development approaches.
There is a need to establish a common understanding of the terminology used, which approaches are most appropriate for which purposes and how organisations can work differently to embrace community-centred approaches and genuinely shift the balance of power towards communities in order that they can take a significant role in developing and informing local solutions.
Aims of the event:
- To promote awareness of the PHE guide “A Guide to Community Centred Approaches for Health and Wellbeing”.
- To provide a better understand of the typology of community-centred approaches.
- To showcase local examples of community-centred initiatives.
- To develop links and share learning among professionals working with communities across the region.
- To develop a common understanding of community-centred approaches within the South West.
Given the range of organisations with the potential to be involved in community-centred approaches for the purposes of promoting health and wellbeing the event is open to Public Health professionals, Clinical Commissioning Groups and members of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.