Optimising and embedding a community development approach in local systems to improve health and reduce inequalities

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: October 2020
Summary

The ‘Well Communities’ programme provides a method and process for communities and local organisations to work together to improve health and wellbeing, build resilience and reduce inequalities. The framework comprises a suite of capacity building and co-produced projects that realise and develop community assets and build individual and community trust, skills, knowledge, confidence, empowerment and connectedness.

This PhD project is reviewing existing evidence and relevant theories, and shall analyse primary data to refine the Well Communities programme, optimising the approach so it can be embedded within local community systems.

Partners & Collaborators

City, University of London

University of East London

Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Gail Findlay (UEL)
Katherine Curtis-Tyler (City)