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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Representing communities to government for stronger health and wellbeing policy

Locality, in partnership with Power to Change, is part of the government’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VSCE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance (HW Alliance).

What is it?

The HW Alliance exists to connect the VCSE sector with the health and care system to provide a voice and improve health and wellbeing for all communities.

Alongside our partner, Power to Change, we have been part of the HW Alliance since 2021. Until 2024, we’ll be working with the HW Alliance to amplify the voices of our members and community businesses. This will feed into national policy and help shape the creation of effective community-based health and care services.

You can see some of our work so far below.

Keep it Local for Better Health
 
Health and wellbeing
90
min
read
Keep it Local for Better Health
How Locality’s long-standing Keep it Local principles for public services can help Integrated Care Systems unlock the power of community.
Published: 14 February 2024
Creating inclusive services
 
Health and wellbeing
90
min
read
Creating inclusive services
The role of community organisations in creating services which meet the needs of their local population and address health inequalities.
Published: 18 March 2024
Understanding health system funding
 
Health and wellbeing
60
min
read
Understanding health system funding
How local VCSE organisations can best position themselves for health system funding, overcome barriers, and influence change.
Published: 14 February 2024
Creating health and wealth by stealth
 
Health and wellbeing
20
min
read
Creating health and wealth by stealth
New research from Locality recommends changes to the way the health system involves community anchor organisations in illness prevention services.
Published: 31 January 2023
Going further together
 
Health and wellbeing
Going further together
Locality’s research into the factors for successfully involving VCSE organisations in neighbourhood health ecosystems.
Space to thrive
 
Health and wellbeing
Space to thrive
Locality’s research into the role of community spaces in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
Better collaboration between Primary Care Networks and the VCSE
 
Health and wellbeing
20
min
read
Better collaboration between Primary Care Networks and the VCSE
Our learning and recommendations on creating greater collaboration between Primary Care Networks and local VCSE organisations
Published: 09 August 2022
Community anchors and the wider determinants of health
 
Health and wellbeing
60
min
read
Community anchors and the wider determinants of health
Locality’s research into the impact of community anchor organisations on the wider determinants of health in their communities.
Published: 10 August 2022
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