Community Assets

Description: Community assets provides a collective term for anything that can be used to improve the quality of community life. This can include community groups, interventions and services which could be delivered online or in-person, as well as buildings, land or even a person within a community.

For example, the practice of yoga is an activity and is not a community asset, but a yoga group and the village hall in which it takes place could both be considered community assets. Swimming is not considered a community asset but a swimming group and the location in which they swim could be considered community assets.

Cultural assets, or heritage assets, are community assets that have value due to their historical, artistic, scientific, and environmental value. The assets hold their value due to their contribution to knowledge and culture in the community.

Alternative Terms: social capital

Connected Terms: Action planning, asset-based approach, asset mapping, blue referral, books on referral, creative referral, community support hubs, Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations, co-production, education on referral, exercise referral, green referral, nature-based interventions, referral, signposting & active signposting, social cafes, social prescribing, social prescribing approaches, social prescribing pathway, welfare support referral.

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