Asset-based and Inclusive: how can community orientated approaches embrace diversity

Asset-based and Inclusive: how can community orientated approaches embrace diversity


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Type

Asset-based and Inclusive: how can community orientated approaches embrace diversity

The importance to wellbeing of being connected to family, friends and communities is now embedded within integrated care thinking and policies. Approaches such as asset-based community development, social prescribing, shared lives schemes, and community navigation are helping to transform health and care systems from being deficit focussed to building on the aspirations and strengths of individuals and communities. There is, however, a risk that such approaches replicate inequalities in society through not being accessible to disadvantaged groups and working with the communities which already have the most assets. This webinar will consider how asset-based approached to integrated care can be aware of potential inequalities and pro-actively embed ways of working to address these in their practice and will include contribution from representatives from leading asset-based organisations and opportunity for discussion and debate.


Professor Robin Miller
National Demonstrators Lead,
Joint Editor in Chief
The International Journal of Integrated Care

Professor Robin Miller is an applied academic with an international reputation in relation to integration, leadership and implementation within health and social care. He is the Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care,  and a Senior Fellow of the School for Social Care Research. Robin has an interest in community-led, asset-based approaches to integrated care, development of collaborative leadership in senior and practice roles, and embedding co-production within the design and delivery of transformation programmes. He is the UK lead for the Demonstrator model within the Centre for Improving Adult Social Care Together.

Sarah McLaughlin
Executive Director
Health Programmes
Older Person’s charity Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership
Senior Strategic Change Coach

Sarah McLaughlin is the Executive Director for Health at Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership and Strategic Improvement Coach with UK Demonstrator Model  for the IMPACT (IMProving Adult Care Together) Centre at the University of Birmingham.

Sarah has been the programme lead for  IMPACTAgewell®, an asset based, community development approach to Integrated Care since 2020. IMPACTAgewell® works with older people across the Mid and East Antrim of Northern Ireland putting people’s social needs on a par with their medical needs through working in partnership with local GPs, the NHSCT and Community Pharmacy. It is funded by the Department of Health and the Dunhill Medical Trust and has been operating in the area since 2017.

Ewan King
Chief Executive
Shared Lives Plus
Deputy Director
Policy Embedding

Ewan is Chief Executive at Shared Lives Plus, the UK Charity which represents the shared living sector, and is Deputy Director for Policy Embedding at IMPACT (Improving Adult Care Together), the UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care.

Before joining Shared Lives Plus, he was Deputy Chief Executive at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), a charity that identifies and promotes good practice in adults and children’s social care.

Adam Lent
Chief Executive
New Local

Adam has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, impact and efficient operation of New Local. He joined in November 2016.

His previous roles include Director of the RSA Action and Research Centre, Head of Economics and Social Affairs at the Trades Union Congress and Director of Research and Innovation at Ashoka – the premiere global network of social entrepreneurs. He holds a PhD from Sheffield University where he was also a lecturer and ESRC Research Fellow.