Living Well UK is helping to build “Living Well systems of support" that put people's strengths and lived experience at the centre and are designed to help people recover and stay well as part of their community. This work is inspired by Lambeth Living Well - a model developed in Lambeth, South London.
Living Well systems of support are distinguishable by a set of key features. They prioritise working systemically in the following ways:
Are accountable for people centred outcomes that promote choice, recovery and citizenship
See people as citizens within communities, rather than ‘patients’ or ‘professionals’
Put the voice of lived experience at the centre of services and
Provide timely access
to support whereit is needed
and flatten hierarchies
Work holistically, building up
and on people’s strengths
Have permission to test
and learn together
The selection of case studies below describe services and systems whose practice, culture and structure embody some or all of these features.