Community-led health is a way of improving health and wellbeing that starts with what people say is important to them.
It supports communities experiencing disadvantage and poor health to identify what they find important, and to take the lead in developing solutions.
A community-led approach to health follows the social model of health which recognises that health and wellbeing is about much more than the treatment of disease and illness. This model links our health and wellbeing to the world around us, including our work, education, housing, leisure and to the way we organise ourselves as a society.
What we do
SCDC is the home of CHEX (Community Health Exchange), which supports community development approaches to health improvement and challenging health inequalities. CHEX facilitates a network of community-led health organisations and works to support them in developing good practice and influencing health and social policies.