Innovations in community-centred support
We know there are some great examples of person and community approaches
that are making a big difference and having a positive impact on people’s lives.
TLAP is gathering examples of these innovations for its online resource for
commissioners, providers and people with lived experience.
It is not our intention or our role to inspect or scrutinise, but there does need to
be some basic criteria sufficient to support inclusion in the online directory and
to qualify approaches as ‘innovative’.
Organisations should:
practice co-production with people who use your services
practise asset or strengths-based approaches
deliver models of support that build community capacity
tackle inequalities
comply with all relevant regulation and legislation
commit to collecting and using evidence of impact
have a social, not a purely commercial purpose.
It will be assumed that in submitting your innovation, your organisation
agrees with and meets the criteria above.
As well as adding examples of innovations to the online directory we will
promote innovations in our e-newsletter.
Please complete your short summary with 100-150 words per section
and return to
1) Organisation (name and purpose)
2) What is the innovation? (What makes this different to similar services?)
3) What is the problem this innovation solves?
4) Solution
5) Evidence base
6) Expected impact
7) Stage/spread (where it is/how much is there?)
What would councils/health organisations/local areas need to do or have in
place to enable it to develop?
9) What would kill it?
10) Where to get more information (include contact details)
If not already covered in the responses above, please state briefly how
you meet the basic criteria set out on page 1.
Please provide a description of what you do in 6 words for the directory
entry. (e.g. Dance to Health are described as ‘Falls prevention through dance’)
Also, looking at the rainbow bands, tell us which one or two categories
your organisation should be included within.