Connecting Communities, branded as C2, is a unique and dynamic community empowerment* programme, founded by front-line health workers with senior Research Fellows from Exeter University. An early pioneer of co-production, C2 has an enduring track record of breaking down long-standing barriers to transform health and well-being, confidence and visibility of communities across the UK.
*We define community empowerment as ‘enabling communities to increase control over their own lives and local environment.
The C2 7-Step Pathway leads to the formation of community led, problem-solving partnerships between local people and providers, creating a health-promoting, self-renewing framework for on-going, lasting improvement. This benefits residents and multiple sectors simultaneously, typically Police, Housing, Health and Education. C2 works by releasing latent strengths and capacity of both residents and service providers, who work together as equals to identify and overcome local barriers to reversing decline.
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Hard to believe it all began in one Cornish community in 1995. Founder Hazel Stuteley O.B.E. tells the story of origins and spread for TEDx.