Community Power: working differently to deliver the shift to prevention
We will hear New Local’s Chief Executive Adam Lent discuss the difference that working bottom up and empowering communities can make in delivering change, and look at real examples where communities and service users have been put in the driving seat to redesign services and how this has led to more effective outcomes than the traditional model.
New Local is an independent think tank and network of councils, with a mission to transform public services and unlock community power.
Community power is the belief that people should have a say over the places in which they live and the services they use.
It is a growing movement – with communities across the country, and the world, working together to improve places, public services and each other’s lives.
New Local believes that community power has the potential to answer some of the deepest and most persistent challenges in our society today.
Their work is driven by deepening the case for change, and helping people and institutions to put this transformational approach into practice.