SPHR’s health inequalities research programme – The Communities in Control Study – involves the evaluation of an area based initiative – Big Local – being rolled out in 150 areas in England with over £200 million funding from Big Lottery Fund.  Big Local has the potential to improve health and reduce inequalities by supporting communities to have greater control over decisions impacting on people’s quality of life and by improving the social determinants of health in these areas.

This case study produced as part of NIHR SPHR’s wider series explains the relevance of the research to practitioners and communities from the perspective of Local Trust, a Big Local resident and  Professor Jennie Popay – NIHR SPHR’S health inequalities programme coordinator.

Pioneering New Approaches SPHR NIHR Communities in Control study