Published February 2015 by Public Health and NHS England
There is extensive evidence that connected and empowered communities are healthy communities. Communities that are involved
in decision-making about their area and the services within it, that are well networked and supportive and where neighbours look out for each other, all have a positive impact on peopleâ€™s health and wellbeing. Three million volunteers already make a critical contribution to the provision of health and social care in England. This is a huge asset to our nationâ€™s health.
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