This summary report presents the findings of the first phase of research to assesses the impact of the People’s Health Trust’s Local Conversations and Active Communities programmes. The research explores the role of the two programmes in addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity.
This summary report covers the findings from the first wave of research. Data gathering took place between April and July 2021 against the complicated background of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its social and economic impacts.
Data from the first wave provides a first insight into the impact of the two programmes. The report summarises how community-led projects build social connections and collective control to improve health and wellbeing. It reviews shorter-term changes brought about by taking part in the programmes, the impact on community power and longer-term health equity changes.