At the heart of an Intensive Engagement implementation is the 8 step process. Through this evidence-based approach, and over a 40 week period leaders, community members, and local stakeholders become involved in identifying and developing new capabilities, describing new ambitions and delivering new levels of participation. There are clear and significant opportunities for public authorities, voluntary and community sectors (VCS).
Each of the steps builds towards delivering a foundation for tackling long standing challenges. The new community capability can be targeted towards reducing chronic crime, supporting individuals in high levels of deprivation, addressing vulnerabilities caused by poor health, isolation and poverty.
The 8 step process is delivered at a tactical ‘team based’ level and at a strategic inter-agency level so that the ambitions of individuals, communities and organisations may be most effectively aligned and delivered.
In 2021 our priority work is focused on supporting communities to cope with the health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus epidemic.