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Community Asset Building

Social connections within communities

buzz aims to contribute to an increase in healthy life expectancy and reduction of health inequalities in Manchester by using asset based approaches to unlock the power and potential of communities to tackle the underlying causes of ill health.

  • Increasing social capital and connectedness within neighbourhoods and communities can have a positive influence on health outcomes. 
  • Increasing opportunities for social connection enhances resilience, giving people more skills to cope with adversity.
  • Increased participation and sense of control over an individual's life, contributes to physical and mental wellbeing.

Therefore connecting people in Manchester to the assets within communities and increasing participation is a central focus for the Neighbourhood Health Workers.

Putting communities in control

As a service we have adopted an asset based approach to community development. This approach empowers communities, placing value on what works well and views individuals and communities as 'co-producers' of their health and wellbeing, not just the recipients of services.

The community asset building function is delivered by six Neighbourhood Health Workers and three Senior Neighbourhood Health Workers. 

For more information on Community Asset Building please contact 0161 271 0505

Welcome to buzz Community Asset Maps

Asset mapping provides information about the strengths and resources of a community and can help uncover solutions. Once community strengths and resources are identified and depicted in a map or a list, you can more easily think about how to build on these assets to address community needs and improve health.

Below are Community Asset Maps for North, Central and South areas of Manchester developed by buzz Neighbourhood Health Workers.


Bradford, Clayton and Openshaw Asset Map

Cheetham and Crumpsall Asset Map

Harpurhey, Charlestown and Blackley Asset Map

Miles Platting, Newton Heath, Moston and City Centre Asset Map


Ardwick Asset Map

Longsight Asset Map

Chorlton Asset Map

Whalley Range Asset Map

Fallowfield Asset Map

Gorton North Asset Map

Gorton South Asset Map

Levenshulme Asset Map

Hulme Asset Map

Moss Side Asset Map

Rusholme Asset Map


Burnage Asset Map

Didsbury Asset Map

Chorlton Park Asset Map

Northenden and Brooklands Asset Map

Old Moat Asset Map

Withington Asset Map

Woodhouse Park, Baguley and Sharston Asset Map