CLS Evidence and Learning Briefings 2020. Paper 4: Community Led Support: learning from stories of change
One of six briefings to share findings and lessons from a project to explore the impacts of community led support across the UK. Community led support is a place-based approach to achieving change in health and social care services, through working closely with local communities and partners in the voluntary, community, business and public sectors. This paper shares a sample of change stories from the perspective of people experiencing Community Led Support in a sample of places across the UK. The stories provide practical examples of how people have engaged with community led support and provide insight on what works and how this has been achieved. In the majority of change stories analysed, Community Led Support approach is enabling people to achieve their goals and improve their resilience and wellbeing. In many cases, this support has resulted in people feeling less socially isolated and more connected with their community, which in turn has increased their confidence and resilience.