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Working together to improve community wellbeing

A group of academics from Leeds Beckett University are working with partners to look at how to improve community wellbeing.


The second ‘What works for wellbeing in communities Public Hearing’ will bring together local authorities and other agencies to share experiences and to consider how they can change their current practices to strengthen their approach to community wellbeing.

The event is part of the national What Works for Wellbeing Community Wellbeing Evidence programme. It is the second of two public hearings; the first focused on the relationship between inequality, neighbourhoods and communities of interest. It explored some of the difficulties in translating the evidence of improving community wellbeing into systematic and long-term support for these activities.

This event, which will be held on Wednesday 23 May at Sheffield Town Hall, will consider what ‘local systems’ can be used to support and foster community wellbeing. The hearing will be a forum for leaders from local authorities, health organisations, the voluntary and community sector, and national agencies to share knowledge and experience about what can be done to enhance community wellbeing. .

The key questions that will be addressed are:

  1. What are the factors that improve community wellbeing – particularly for people who experience inequality?
  2. What actions do leaders at the top of local systems need to take?
  3. What helps to embed these actions?

Delegates will hear from academics from both Leeds Beckett University and the University of Liverpool as well as representatives from the City of York Council, National Development Team for Inclusion, Lankelly Chase Foundation, South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Locality, The Good Things Foundation, Manchester City Council, and Leeds City Council.

To register for the event click here.

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