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Making it happen: Practical learning and tips from the five Realising the Value local partner sites

This catalogue of learning sets out practical lessons and good examples of putting people and communities at the heart of health.

This catalogue of learning sets out practical lessons and good examples of putting people and communities at the heart of health.

Key findings

  • This publication has been produced in close collaboration with Realising the Value local partner sites and draws on their practical learning and tips for others wanting to implement person- and community-centred approaches.
  • It sets out what we know about peer support, self-management education, health coaching, group activities and asset-based approaches, the value they can bring and a range of case studies and practical tips.

The most successful examples of person- and community-centred approaches in practice are those that are developed by people and communities, working with and alongside commissioners and policymakers to build on existing assets and co-produce solutions that work.

This catalogue of learning gives a practical insight into the work of five voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, each with a wealth of experience of putting people and communities at the heart of health.

It was written for practitioners and local commissioners seeking to get to grips with the practicalities of implementing person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing.

Authors: Johanna Ejbye and Annette Holman

Authors

Johanna Ejbye

Johanna Ejbye

Johanna Ejbye

Johanna worked in the Health and Ageing team within the Innovation Lab. She worked on Realising the Value - a programme funded by NHS England and jointly led with the Health Foundati...

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Annette Holman

Annette Holman

Annette Holman

Programme Manager, Government Innovation Team

Annette currently works in the Government Innovation Team at Nesta focusing on social action priorities, specifically on the Connected Communites and Second Half Fund.

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