This Keep it Local report looks back at over four years of work with Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and trailblazer councils across England to bring the Keep it Local principles to life.
The report showcases what we’ve learned together about making the Keep it Local approach work. It also highlights numerous examples of what the approach has looked like in practice in different places.
We continue to work with new and existing Keep it Local councils to unlock the power of community for more responsive services that reduce long-term costs and invest in the local economy.
This includes increasing the involvement of community organisations to transform people-centred services. To help with this, we’ve also produced a new Keep it Local Commissioning Guide for councils.