Undertake an assets assessment

It is helpful to undertake an assets assessment, identifying the positive qualities and strengths of the local community.

Train members of the community who are willing and able to strengthening their local communities through leadership, neighbourhood schemes and ‘social prescribing’ (developing non-medical sources of support such as leisure, welfare and cultural activities).

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will need to work with Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) to achieve this. Examples of good practice can be found at www.bebirmingham.org.uk