Locality Report: Keep it Local for Better Health

This guidance combines the learnings of three years on the government’s VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance with 10 years of growing the Keep it Local campaign.

It presents a clear and effective approach for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to achieve their priorities by ‘unlocking the power of communities through the six Keep it Local principles’:

  1. Think about the whole system not individual service silo
  2. Co-ordinate services at a neighbourhood level
  3. Increase local spend to invest in the local economy
  4. Focus on prevention now to save costs tomorrow
  5. Commit to your community and proactively support local organisations
  6. Commission services simply and collaboratively so they are “local by default”

Click here for the full report.