England & Wales

Webinar: Growing Healthy Communities through Place-Based Services



Online Seminar

Following our Seminar on combatting loneliness through joint working with GP’s and the development of social prescriptions we are following this up with an online seminar that looks at placed based service delivery as a model for joined up working between agencies and the community and the role of local authorities in developing this.

What is an online seminar?

An Online Seminar will take a Webinar format and will last for three hours plus a 30 minute set up period where those attending can familiarise themselves with the online platform, check their webcams if they wish to use them as well as audio and introduce themselves.

An online Seminar you can join from your own home or your office and the minimum that you will need is a computer with an Internet connection. With just that you can listen to the Online Seminar and join in the discussion and ask questions by text. If you have a webcam and mic then you can also join us in vision for parts of the seminar and take part.

The Need for Place-Based Services

The health sector is developing a focus on place-based health and care systems that are organised around localities and community involvement. Council leaders, Councillors and chief executives need to participate in this unfolding agenda so that a place-based approach reinforces and helps to meet local priorities, rather than creating fresh divisions.

More broadly, all health and care systems are required to undertake place-based planning as part of preparing their sustainability and transformation plans.

While this may be a relatively new approach for the health sector, local authorities take a place-based approach to everything they do – their very mandate is to be the custodians of a place and the people who live in it.

Given the emerging use of the phrase ‘place-based’ by the health and care sectors, the aim of this Online Seminar is to discuss the background to the different interpretations of ‘place-based’ health and care and the models that are being created by the health sector and local authorities working together.

There is now a great opportunity to create strategies that bring expertise from local government, community pharmacy, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, housing providers and other local services together to effectively confront the broader drivers of poor health.’

Joined-up, place-based approaches can make a significant difference and this is further evidence for the case for radical decentralisation of powers to local areas to enable public services to collaborate and create across organisational boundaries.

Participants of this workshop will gain:

  • An overview of placed based service delivery
  • The importance of placed based services in growing healthy communities
  • The need to shift emphasis from institutions to people
  • The need to shift from service silos to system outcomes
  • The importance of enablers of change in this process
  • The importance of a shift from national to local in order to follow a placed based agenda
  • The role of the local authority as an enabler, empowerment agent and coordinator.
  • Timely feedback and next steps



This online seminar will focus on the value of placed based service delivery to the growing of healthy communities and the cultural and institutional shifts that are necessary to achieve this

11:00 Welcome & Introduction To Webinar

11:10 What is Place-Based Services – A Case Study

11:25 Questions

11:35 The Building Blocks of Place-Based Services (Francis Sealey, GlobalNet21)

11:50 Shifting From Institutions To People – the art of network management (Carol Grant, LGiU Associate)

12:05 The Importance of Inter-Agency Collaboration (Kings Fund?)

12:20 Questions

12:30 The Central Role of The Local Authority (Dr Jonathan Carr-West, CE of LGiU)

12:45 Questions

12:55 Conclusion & End

13:00 End of Webinar


Event run in association with GlobalNet21
Event run in association with GlobalNet21
Francis Sealey, GlobalNet21, a former producer at the BBC for The Open University, Francis has extensive experience of engaging with local communities and the use of social media. Carol Grant is a former journalist and Director of Communications at Shelter and the Local Government Association. She has been a consultant since 1998. She writes regularly for trade magazines and online. She’s an executive coach and mentor accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. She is a Trustee of Active Sussex, promoting health and wellbeing and physical activity for young people and adults. Carol authored the LGiU Briefing Paper on Loneliness & Social Isolation. Dr Jonathan Carr-West has been Chief Executive of the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) since February 2013 where he leads on all aspects of the think tank’s policy, membership and influencing work. With over 15 years’ experience, Jonathan is a leading national expert on local government transformation, local democracy and public services. Some of his particular interests are in participative democracy, the evolving nature of public services and devolution. With extensive media profile and sector credibility, he has published on topics as diverse as localism and public service transformation, cognitive and behavioural science, and the politics of cultural memory. Prior to being appointed as Chief Executive, Jonathan was Director of Policy at the LGiU where he led on research and consultancy, policy development and piloting, best practice dissemination, learning and development. Before joining the LGiU, he was Deputy Programme Director and Acting Head of Programme at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures) where he developed and managed projects across a range of issues including environmental policy, water and sanitation infrastructure, offender learning and rehabilitation, community cohesion, education, arts and drugs treatment.
Who should attend?
This webinar will be of value to the Local Government Officers and Members, NHS staff, Housing Associations,  involved in health needs, housing, community engagement and partnership working .