Locality members do amazing things. There is a huge variety and a great wealth of experience across our 750+ membership.
I feel inspired! I came away from the meeting feeling we should do that. We can do that. We will do that!
- Locality member

Got a special interest? Get together with like-minded people who’ll become trusted allies and critical friends.  Share specialist knowledge and skills, shape policy and funding calls, and seek to improve the wider operating environment.

  • Community-led Housing (CLH)

The CLH specialist group meets up regularly to share best practice, skills and experience, as well as helping to shape Locality’s policy calls, consultation responses and programmes. It’s for members interested in creating community-led housing, as well as those already delivering projects.

  • Health and Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing group brings Locality members together to share learning and expertise.

With a collective voice, the group aims to influence commissioners and policymakers about community-centred approaches to improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities.

  • Coastal Communities

This recently founded group connects members working in coastal communities around England. They meet up regularly online to discuss challenges and opportunities, such as the imminent Coastal Pathway, and share skills and experience.

  • Nurseries

Running a nursery is a great way to support your community!  This group is for members doing just that, and provides a forum to swap ideas and advice on issues such as staffing, funding and fees – all too pertinent in the current climate!

  • HR Leads

This new group has been set up at members’ request in response to HR issues arising from the current COVID-19 situation.  The first meeting will take place online on 26th May 2020.

Specialist group meetings are a mixture of face-to-face events and online webinars with co-produced agendas and resources.

If you have a particular interest in a topic that isn’t yet covered by a specialist group, we can give you the support you need to set up and run your own!

Become a Locality member and join our specialist groups

You can join our specialist groups and get more benefits by choosing our Essentials or Membership Plus packages.

Find out more about Locality membership