About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Asset-based approaches have a different starting point from other traditional approaches in health and care services.

We are sharing resources in this area below, please send suggestions to: [email protected].

Improvement and Development Agency

  • A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and well-being
    This report from the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) Healthy Communities Team is aimed at councils and their partners, local authority elected members, community health practitioners, public health professionals and non-executive directors of NHS Trusts. It sets out a set of coherent and structured techniques for putting asset principles and values into practice.

Health Empowerment Leverage Project

Public Health England

  • A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing
    This report, by Public Health England and NHS England, outlines a ‘family of approaches’ for evidence-based community-centred approaches to health and wellbeing. It aims to help create the conditions for community assets to thrive, to remove any barriers and for services to work alongside communities in ways that are empowering, engaging and meaningful. This guide demonstrates the diversity and richness of community-centred approaches and the need to take not just one approach.

The Health Foundation

Jane Foot

Leeds Beckett University

  • Bibliography and map of community-centred interventions for health and wellbeing
    The bibliography and map present the results of a scoping review undertaken as part of a national knowledge translation project ‘Working with Communities – Empowerment, Evidence and Learning’ (2014-2015), jointly funded and steered by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE). This project aimed to support better, more effective working with communities on health and wellbeing through improving access to existing evidence and learning.

Greater Manchester Public Health Network