• 10Jul

    A citizen-led approach to health and care

    The King’s Fund has published an independent critique into the Wigan Deal, analysing its results and exploring what local authorities, NHS organisations and others can learn from the area.

    Over the past six years public services in Wigan have been through a major transformation based on the idea of building a different relationship with local people. The Wigan Deal is an example of asset-based working in which public services seek to build on the strengths and assets of individuals and communities to improve outcomes.

    The authors believe Wigan’s journey shows it is possible to achieve substantial savings while protecting or improving outcomes, but only if services are genuinely transformed and upfront investment is available to help bring about new ways of working.