Community-led health projects in Fife

Here’s a useful piece of research by the University of Glasgow on six community-led health organisations in Fife. The report, which is available here, looks at the process, challenges and benefits of community-led approaches to improving health.  A particular focus of the research is on community engagement and community capacity building, the latter being seen as essential to supporting people “to realise they can have an influence”. Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) is identified as one effective method of building capacity. The research also highlights the importance of agency capacity building, stating that “practitioners found the community-led approach can be ‘challenging’ and different from approaches they may have typically used in the past.