A big element of our place-based approach is focusing efforts on contained geographies, testing whole-system solutions to health challenges facing the local communities.
Our Neighbourhood Schemes are a particularly good example of this approach. These multi-year schemes look to drive change on a specific health challenge by focusing efforts within a small geography or defined community, layering initiatives and working with different partners to target the issue from many angles.
Often anchored in a local organisation and operating over a handful of streets, these schemes rely on strong knowledge of the residents and the community dynamics in their area. They build collaborative partnerships, and connect new and existing activities towards a common goal.
We currently support four different Neighbourhood Schemes and are expanding to other areas in 2019.
From ensuring families can eat more fruit and veg to increasing access to sport, we’re working to reduce child obesity in an area of Southwark with high levels of deprivation.Find out more
We’re taking a collective approach to slowing down progression to multiple long-term conditions in Walworth, combining action from health providers and many others.Find out more
We're layering community-led solutions to improving the health of the many Portuguese-speaking residents in the area, particularly those living with multiple long-term conditions.Find out more
Through a mix of initiatives that are changing the environment of local schools, we’re looking to help over 800 children and young people in Waterloo reach and keep a healthier weight.Find out more
28 April, 2020
We're committed to minimising the impact of COVID-19 on our local communities and our partners. We're working to provide immediate support and to plan ahead for what the world might look like after the pandemic.
02 May, 2019
As an urban health foundation, we explore how living in cities impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. We use our own insights and learn from others, identifying what works to inform practice and policy.
18 April, 2019
We take a place-based approach to addressing complex health issues prevalent in urban areas, focused on driving better health locally and testing whole-system solutions.