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June 2023

Rapid review of community agency and control, as final outcomes, or enablers of place-based interventions to improve community wellbeing

Rapid review of community agency and control
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To help explore to what extent and how improved community agency and control can lead to improved community wellbeing, we commissioned New Local to conduct a rapid evidence review. 

Key findings from the 2023 review

The research identified common features that influence collective agency and control at the community level:

  • Opportunities for community connections
  • The ability to make decisions
  • The availability and size of funding
  • The maturity of community agency, including existing relationships

It also highlighted:

  • community agency and control’s value as a long-term endeavour.
  • that communities have different starting points and do not necessarily respond in the same way when exercising their agency and control.
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