New asset-based resource - What makes us healthy?

The follow up resource to 'A glass half full', is now available. ‘What makes us healthy? The asset approach in practice: evidence, action, evaluation', written by Jane Foot, has information on the evidence for the beneficial effects of assets such as social relationships and networks on health and wellbeing; ideas about how to put asset principles into practice; and help with assessing whether these new ways of working are having an impact.

It argues that asset based working is not an alternative to properly funded public services, yet argues that these services need to take better account of the relationship between commissioners, providers, service users and communities. It puts a positive value on social relationships, self-confidence and having control of your life circumstances, and highlights the impact of such assets on people's wellbeing and resilience.

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