There is mounting evidence that demonstrates there are higher levels of health inequalities for individuals who do not have a say in the decisions that shape the communities in which they live. There is also an emphasis in UK and international strategies on citizens coming together to do things for themselves and on people having their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services.
The Communities in Control study (CiC Study) was a major investment previously funded under the SPHR Health Inequalities research programme. The aim of this project is to use evidence/learning generated from the CiC study to support community engagement (CE) approaches aiming to increase the control that communities have over decisions that affect them.
The objectives are, to co-produce an online hub of learning materials and resources from CiC, to build evidence, capabilities and good practice for CE, undertake the planning work required for a ‘Communities in Control’ data legacy, develop a framework to capture project impacts and learning.
The findings of this research will be important for the public health workforce seeking to develop their skills and practice, as well as members of the public involved in place based initiatives and community action related to health inequalities.
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