We’re working in partnership with Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to Keep it Local: for services that transform lives.

Why Keep it Local?

We believe in the power of community. That’s why we’re calling on councils to turn the tide on large-scale outsourcing and Keep it Local:

  • For more responsive services that transform lives.
  • To reduce long-term pressure on the public sector.
  • To ensure precious public resources invest in the local economy.

How to Keep it Local?

Our Five Steps to Keep it Local are informed by our work with communities and local authorities. We believe they underpin an approach to public services that transforms lives.

  1. Start with the place and the person.
  2. Maximise local social value.
  3. Build community capacity.
  4. Simplify processes and create a level playing field.
  5. Involve local people through co-design.

Our campaign briefing outlines the case for keeping it local and how commissioning can unlock the power of community.

Read the briefing

Get Involved

This is the starting point for a conversation. Through our Keep it Local Network, we’ll be engaging with a wide range of people involved in designing, commissioning and delivering of public services.

We want to draw on the latest thinking and best practice to co-create a new approach to commissioning and Keep it Local.

Do you want to get involved in the campaign and find out how you can help your local authority become a Keep it Local council? Our guide includes practical advice and tips.

Help your council Keep it Local

Join our Keep it Local Network

The Keep it Local Network is for people who want to find new and innovative ways to reshape local services and transform lives.

Sign-up to the mailing list for:

  • Inspiring stories about how a Keep it Local approach to commissioning transforms lives
  • Invitations to regular Keep it Local Network events across the country
  • Expert-led webinars and Q+A debates exploring how to overcome the practical challenges to reshaping service delivery
  • Updates on current trends and news
  • The opportunity to attend a national Keep it Local conference

Join the Network

Or get in touch directly to let us know what you think of our Five Steps to Keep it Local. Contact nick.plumb@locality.org.uk

Keep it Local is brought to you in partnership with Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales which specialises in funding small, locally based charities tackling complex social problems.