These six principles were developed by the People and Communities Board, one of the Five Year Forwrad View programme boards, in conjunction with the new models of care ‘vanguards’ sites, to give practical support to services as they deliver the ‘new relationship with people and communities’ set out in the Five Year Forward View
The six principles require that:
- Care and support is person-centred: personalised, coordinated, and empowering
- Services are created in partnership with citizens and communities
- Focus is on equality and narrowing inequalities
- Carers are identified, supported and involved
- Voluntary, community and social enterprise and housing sectors are involved as key partners and enablers
- Volunteering and social action are recognised as key enablers
The Six principles for engaging people and communities: definitions, evaluation and measurement document contains information and suggestions to help organisations and planners to understand and measure the impact of engaging with local people and communities.
There is also a Six principles for engaging people and communities: putting them into practice documentwhich sets out why the principles are important, and offers case studies and key questions to help local leaders put them into practice.