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Local Area Coordination for Care Leavers

Derby has a team of 14 LACs across its neighbourhoods.

Project Description

Derby has a team of 14 LACs across its neighbourhoods. Their remit is to enable those with needs to support themselves and to facilitate local communities to provide similarly in order to reduce isolation and service use and create more receptive, enabling and responsive communities.

Initial internal figures show that double the target number of care-experienced young people (40 in total) had been successfully supported as of February 2019. An evaluation and cost benefit analysis in 2013 found that for every £1.00 invested in LAC, £4.00 is saved by other services.


DfE funded independent evaluation will be published in 2020.

Lead Organisation

Derby City Council


Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group

National Local Area Coordination Network




East Midlands


Neil Woodhead

Social Capital Development Manager


Funding Information

Funding theme: Other

Total amount awarded


Round 2 Jan 2017