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Well Communities Research Consortium (WCRC)

UKRI launched a three phase programme on ‘mobilising community assets to tackle health inequalities’ in 2021. In the second phase AHRC funded 16 groups to build research consortia to facilitate cross partner collaboration. The third phase will fund larger scale, three year research programmes to develop the evidence base and test collaborative models.

City, University of London led a multi-institutional bid and were awarded phase two AHRC funding to develop the Well Communities Research Consortium, building on a track record of research and innovation in community centred, asset based approaches to tackle health inequalities amongst its collaborators and partners. We have established a new strong research consortium which brings together experienced academics from a range of disciplines, people with lived experience, health and care professionals, and community asset organisations.

The Consortium has been built across two contrasting heath and care systems, representing very different geographies, as ‘test-beds’: North East London and Northamptonshire.

Through a comprehensive programme of community and stakeholder engagement, asset and systems mapping and co-design, across both geographies, using the Well Communities CSEAD process we have:

WCRC have applied to AHRC for phase three funding to further develop, implement and test the blueprint for change.