asset management

Exploring the social value of community assets in Wirral

Project aimed to map the community assets in Wirral, and measure their impact using a social value approach. 

This report provides a summary of the project methods and findings.

Neighbourhood community budget pilot programme: research, learning, evaluation and lessons

The Neighbourhood Community Budget pilot programme ran from April 2012 to March 2013. This report documents the learning from the programme and summarises the operational plans submitted at the end of the pilot process. It then reflects on the key messages which were generated from this exercise. 

The role and impact of social capital on the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents: a systematic review

Report that presents results from a systematic review of the literature on the role and impact of social capital on the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents.

Assets in action: illustrating asset based approaches for health improvement

Research that profiles the work of 19 projects with the aim of illustrating how asset-based approaches are being supplied in Scotland.

The case studies highlight the key characteristics of asset-based working and demonstrate the strengths and challenges of the approach for individuals, the wider community and project staff.

Asset based approaches for health improvement: redressing the balance

The aim of this briefing paper is to present the current evidence and thinking on asset based approaches for health improvement, the background and rationale for these approaches, and the practical challenges of adopting these approaches in reality.

It is also hoped that it will help stimulate policy makers, practitioners and researchers to think differently about how they might minimise the risks of widening health inequalities and approach the goal of improving the health of communities and populations.