Second edition of 'Routes to Sustainability' now available

The building of social capital and development of community resilience are currently high on the agenda of some national policy-makers (e.g. the Chief Medical Officer in his Annual Report ‘Time for Change', 2009) and, more than ever, there is an appetite for new models of practice in supporting community-led health approaches to health improvement.  Cover of Routes to Sustainability document

Despite this welcome validation, the current funding environment is creating ever-greater challenges for community-led health organisations to negotiate and secure long term sustainability. Consequently, CHEX has produced a second edition of our ‘Routes to Sustainability' publication. 

The first edition (2007) was a pack which included individual pull-out sections, each of which highlighted a different aspect of the support services and resources, both national and local, which could help community-led health initiatives with securing long term sustainability. 

For the second edition, the format has been streamlined and the content has been comprehensively revised to take account of new and essential resources which have appeared in the interim, while retaining material which we believe to still be of relevance.  Download 'Routes to Sustainability (second edition)'.

In order for us to ensure that the information within ‘Routes to Sustainability' remains relevant and up-to-date, we would welcome your assistance in identifying any additional information that you may have found to be useful and which you think would be of help to others.  Please contact Olivia Hanley, CHEX Development Manager, by e-mailing

We hope that the publication will continue to be an invaluable resource, particularly in these challenging times.

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