The Neighbourhood Resilience Programme has operated in ten neighbourhoods in north west England. Work began in the first neighbourhoods in 2016. The programme is designed and delivered by Local Oversight Groups (LOGs) comprising residents and other stakeholders from the local authority, third sector organisations and other local agencies.  The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC) Public Health Theme Management Group provides strategic direction for the programme.   Particular acknowledgement is given to the representatives of the nine local authority partners on this group, whose continued commitment has ensured the programme’s continuation; to the neighbourhood residents whose time and creative energy as members of the Community Research and Engagement Network (CoReN) has been the driving force of the local work, and to the third sector organisations who supported them.  The programme also received support in-kind from NHS, local authority and third sector Partners in CLAHRC NWC.

The local authority partners were:  Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Borough Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cumbria County Council, Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Borough Council, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, Liverpool City Council, and Sefton Borough Council.

The third sector organisations participating in the CoReN included: Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living, Community Futures (Preston), Cumbria County Council, EPNAVCO (Ellesmere Port and Neston), First Step (Claremont), ForHousing, Hare Krishna Society, Haslingden Community Link, Lancaster CVS, Liverpool CVS and Sefton CVS.

The Neighbourhood Resilience Programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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