In recent years, we’ve produced a number of research reports and practical guides on a Keep it Local approach to public services.

New Keep it Local research

In March 2020, we published new research looking at why councils are increasingly choosing to Keep it Local. We worked with seven community organisations across the country exploring their role and their distinctive offer to local communities.

The research also explores the six Keep it Local principles and how councils can apply them to harness the power of community.

Read the research

Keep it Local Timeline

Our Timeline details how the public service landscape has changed over time, and how we’ve been working to Keep it Local.

Download the timeline (PDF)

Keep it Local campaign briefing

Our Keep it Local campaign briefing provides a short introduction to the Keep it Local approach, for services that transform lives.

Download the briefing (PDF)

Keep it Local reports and practical guides

1. Research reports

The ways in which Keep it Local commissioning transforms lives, reduces long-term pressure on the public sector and invests in the local economy.

2. Practical guides

Guidance for councillors, commissioners and community organisations on how put a Keep it Local approach into practice.

Research Reports

Practical Guides

Why not join the 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.

Join the Keep it Local Network