Communities Driving Change (CDC) is one of the main priorities of the Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Strategy, taking a radical approach to public health. Moving away from top-down models, Tower Hamlets Council aims to work alongside local people to take action for improved health and wellbeing in the borough, supporting resident-led initiatives and helping local services to be more responsive to local health needs.
Commissioned by the Public Health Department at Tower Hamlets Council, CDC is being piloted in 12 neighbourhoods across Tower Hamlets, led by local organisations including The Young Foundation. FutureGov worked in six of these neighbourhoods, supporting 2 organisations: Young Foundation and MyTimeActive. We focused on community engagement, design and systems thinking expertise.