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Case Study: Hyde Park Source

Published: 2021

Hyde Park Source is a community organisation in Leeds set up in 1998. It runs a range of projects including a Design-and-Build service, Outdoor Education and Community Garden groups. It aims to improve health and wellbeing by working with local communities ‘to help them improve their surroundings, designing and creating attractive, exciting a…

Community Power: The Evidence

Published: 2021

The term community power captures a wide range of different practices, approaches and initiatives. Common to all of these is the principle that communities have knowledge, skills and assets which mean they themselves are well placed to identify and respond to any challenges that they face, and to thrive.

This report sets out the wealth of comm…

Green Synergy

Published: 2021

Green Synergy uses community gardening and horticultural therapy to build skills for life and work, improve mental and physical health and educate people about the environment, food and farming. The organisation works in disadvantaged communities and with vulnerable people, including those living with mental health conditions, learning dif…


Published: 2021

Likewise has a 30-year history of working alongside people from all backgrounds and circumstances to support community wellbeing and help individuals navigate life. Likewise provides support and care to those living with mental ill-health, social isolation and homelessness. It is constantly working on building an inclusive community that is abo…

Case Study: ARK at Egwood

Published: 2021

ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) at Egwood is a land-based day facility in South Somerset set up in 2019. It offers therapeutic activities, experiences and support services on 12 acres of land with animals, horticulture and communal buildings to improve people’s health and wellbeing. It has two paid staff and about 35 volunteers who regularly su…

A systematic review of the community wellbeing impact of community business

Published: 2020

This systematic review from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing looks at the ways in which community businesses work to improve the wellbeing of their customers, staff, volunteers, and local communities and what these wellbeing outcomes are. It also identifies key risks which have the potential to prevent positive impact on community wellbeing….

Empowering Places: A report for Power to Change, using data from the Thriving Places Index

Published: 2020

In this report, The Centre for Thriving Places uses the Thriving Places Index (TPI) to look at the conditions that support wellbeing, enabling communities to thrive fairly and sustainably, in six Local Authority areas: Hartlepool, North East Lincolnshire, Leicester, Plymouth, Wigan, Bradford. Looking across the headline elements of Local Condit…

Croxteth Sports and Wellbeing Centre, Liverpool

Published: 2019

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MSH Health and Wellbeing CIC

Published: 2018

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What works: Successful health and wellbeing community businesses

Published: 2018

This short report takes a look at the enablers to success for community businesses in the health and wellbeing sector. It is part of a series of reports into ‘what works’ for community hubs and sports and leisure and health and wellbeing community businesses. It was produced by SERIO, an applied research institute at the University of Plymo…

Wellspring Healthy Living Centre

Published: 2018

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Unlimited Potential

Published: 2018

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