NDTi’s “Community Led Support” Spring Festival returns for 2023

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is once again holding a two-day spring festival: this year the free virtual event will be happening on 16 and 17 May. 

The festival is hosted by NDTi’s Community Led Support network and, for the first time, has been opened up to a wider audience. It brings together an exciting range of free, short online opportunities to hear about some of the great work happening across the network.

Attendees will discover a host of ideas and evidence that spotlights the principles of a community focused, strengths-based way of working. Each session will demonstrate what is possible, despite the huge pressures across the sector. 

Jenny Pitts, Programme Lead for Community Led Support, said: “We’ve been working with over 30 areas across the UK for over eight years to develop and embed this approach and we’re seeing radical improvements in  how local citizens are benefitting. The organisations delivering care and support are also seeing benefits to the workforce and economically it works.

“It’s about working out what’s possible when we work to our values and take a ‘do no harm, don’t break the law and don’t break the bank’ approach.”


Tuesday 16 May

  • 10am-11am: What is Community Led Support?
  • 11.30am-12.30pm: Community Led Support and Living Well hubs in Shetland
  • 2pm-3pm: Partnership and prevention in action at Hartlepool’s community hubs
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm: Community support for people returning home from hospital in Warrington

Wednesday 17 May

  • 10am-11am: York mental health hub
  • 11.30am-12.30pm: Strengths-based social care in Leeds 
  • 2pm-3pm: Community lounges, innovation teams and physical health in Stoke-on-Trent
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm: Strengths-based practice being locally driven in South Lanarkshire

Download the flyer with more details about each session.

All sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams and are free to attend, but advance booking should be made on this form.

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