Community Asset Mapping
Community assets map 2021
North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance – refreshed Community Assets Map 2020.
American doctor, Mark Hymen said “The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” A quote that we can wholeheartedly agree with following research undertaken on our local community assets.
The community assets map, 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. The report will be refreshed on a regular basis.
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.
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.
If you have any relevant data, feedback, additions or amendments to this report please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, where they will be reviewed and changes made to future updates of the report.
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