Applying community insights into policy

2 min readMar 8, 2022

The London Policy & Strategy Network was delighted to host the Greater London Authority who shared their work helping apply community insights into policy and how we can better collect, make use of and embed community insights to develop policy and support culture change.

Examples of this included the ‘London Community Story’ as a snapshot of Londoners in conversation with each other across key themes; Belonging, Digital Communities, Equality, Identity, Journeys & Travelling, Relationships.

Next steps

  • Attend the Commnunity Engagement team’s in person event to connect community organisations, London-based policy makers and fundersLooking Back, Moving Forwards: Engaging Londoners in Recovery. 22 March, Timber Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 1.45–5.30pm.
  • Join our ‘proof of concept’ for the Insights Hub: Vision setting session for policy makers on Thursday 10 March 10am-11.15am email for an invite. If you’re interested we will also have 3 more small group sessions on 24 March, 7 April, 21 April.
  • Help influence the learning network: contact or
  • Be part of the research for Connecting Communities: contact

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Head of Policy Design, Scrutiny & Partnerships @newhamlondon #localgov Co-founder of #systemschange & #servicedesign progs. inspired by @cescaalbanese