The RSA's Connected Communities team launches its latest report on 11 September, exploring how an understanding of local social networks can stimulate new responses to addressing health problems, and new ways of growing local enterprises.
Working with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and residents of the Little Harwood ward within the Borough, the project mapped local connections between citizens, places, information channels, and organisations; and the health profiles and skillsets of local residents. The analysis shows how local social structures can help or hinder the adoption of healthy behaviours, and illustrates how local social assets might be better mobilised to address health problems.
The report recommends a new way of developing local enterprises by tapping into hidden skills in a community and organising them around specific local social challenges.
Join HerValue (China) and the RSA online, for an interactive session exploring how we can drive social impact, 18.45–21.00 CST / 11.45–14.00 BST Friday 14 October 2022.
Can you spare one to two hours a week to help refugees improve their English speaking skills? Conversation Partner volunteers who speak English at a native or advanced level are needed.