The places in which we live and work influence what we do and determine many of our relationships. And a shared sense of place can unite us despite our differences.
Rather than focusing on isolated interventions, a ‘place-based approach’ makes the most of these connections. By considering the whole community—how it works and what it needs—and collaborating with different sectors, a place-based approach aims to make a lasting difference to people’s lives. We believe place should be at the heart of the government’s levelling up agenda.
To find out more about NPC’s current work on place-based approaches, read this outline for our new Coordination in place project.
Our framework for place is a practical guide for funders, built on common characteristics we’ve identified from our consulting and think tank work.
Featured resources and commentary on place-based approaches
NPC has been working closely with local community coordinators in Buckinghamshire, Coventry and Sutton to learn how ways of working and attitudes to collaboration have shifted during the coronavirus crisis.
In October, we released interim findings from our 'Coordination in place' project, which aims to investigate place-based local action during the Covid-19 pandemic. How can charities, funders and commissioners continue to improve local collaboration?
We’re tracking three areas to understand how places are adapting to meet evolving needs in their communities. NPC has published an interim paper for this 'Coordination in place' project. This blog sets out some findings from our research so far.
This is an interim report for our 'Coordination in place' project. We’re tracking three areas, to understand how these places are adapting to meet evolving needs in their communities.