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The King's Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) have joined forces to support genuine partnership-working in local areas between the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local authorities to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Watch our videos to find out more about the progress made by these partnerships. 

What is the Healthy Communities Together partnership?

Healthy Communities Together is built on three hypotheses. 

  • Outcomes for communities (especially reducing inequality) are better served by VCSE sector and statutory bodies working in equal partnership towards a shared agenda. 

  • Investment is required to support the participation of VCSE organisations as equal partners. 

  • Effective and sustainable partnership working is an active learning process that benefits from expert support to work differently through shared leadership of change. 

Following an initial phase, in which sites developed and agreed plans, Healthy Communities Together provides three years of support from 2022 to 2024. The National Lottery Community Fund provides investment to support partnership working. The King’s Fund provides ongoing input from its leadership and organisational development consultants and facilitates the identification and dissemination of learning. 

As the partnerships make progress, they are sharing their learning via The King’s Fund’s events, on the website and through publications.

Learning from Healthy Communities Together

  • A reflective learning framework for partnering

    As integrated care systems develop, NHS, local authority and voluntary sector organisations working in health and care in England are coming together and working in partnership to improv...

  • Transforming power relationships in partnership working

    Exploring the practical challenges of working with power in the Healthy Communities Together partnerships.

  • Healthy Communities Together: the partnerships in their own words

    Find out more about the progress of the Healthy Communities Together partnerships in their own words.

  • Whose uncertainty is it anyway?

    Healthy Communities Together partnerships are entering their third year. But how are these partnerships faring in an external environment that brings uncertainty, and financial and resou...

More information

For further information on this programme, please contact [email protected].