Community Asset Mapping


Community Assets Mapping

The Community Assets Mapping report, commissioned by the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, highlights the strength of the community through the numerous assets found across our six neighbourhoods.

The intention of the map, which was refreshed in 2020, was to acknowledge the valuable role that assets play in the lives of local citizens but with particular reference to their health and wellbeing.

Assets, as defined by the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) model, can be individuals, associations, institutions, place-based, and connections.  By understanding the assets, local commissioners are better placed to support community organisations, build partnerships and consider funding options.

The Alliance is committed to the ABCD approach, ensuring work is done with, not to local citizens.  Consequently, understanding the strength and resilience of these assets, as well as acknowledging those areas requiring support or help with sustainability, is fundamental to achieve the Alliance objective – to work together to help everyone live well locally.

CVS Tendring is working in partnership with Healthwatch Essex and Community360 on a series of reports to be published as companions to the Community Assets Mapping refresh of North-East Essex, published in Spring 2021.

These compantion reports, also known as deep dives, have been created in collaboration with a steering group, including representatives from district and county councils, Essex Fire and Rescue, the Local Delivery Pilot, North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and ESNEFT.

The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of what facilitates and what presents barriers to access to services and how to address them.

Using the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance domains as a framework for each report, there will ultimately be a library of six reports:

  • Start Well – completed
  • Feel Well – completed
  • Be Well – completed
  • Age Well – completed
  • Stay Well – completed
  • Die Well – completed

Many community and voluntary organisations working in Tendring gave up their time and information to contribute to this mapping exercise. We would like to thank them very much for this engagement.

We are delighted to be part of this amazing project and to show how community assets are part and parcel of the communities that exist in in Colchester and Tendring.

If you have any relevant data, feedback, additions or amendments to the reports please send them to

Community Asset Mapping Be Well report – October 2023

Community Asset Mapping Age Well report – August 2023

Community Asset Mapping Stay Well report – March 2023

Published Community Asset Mapping Die Well report – December 2022

Community Assets Mapping Feel Well Mental Health – June 2022

Community Assets Mapping Start Well Children, Young People & Families – December 2021 

Community Asset Mapping Refresh North East Essex 2021

Community Asset Mapping Refresh North East Essex Executive Summary 2021


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