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Coalition for Collaborative Care - Issue 12
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Welcome

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. 

Over the past few weeks, we have been continuing to build on our partners planning session, which was held in March, to finalise a detailed work plan for the coming year. The plan has a strong focus on the three Cs - Conversation, Community and Co-production.  Our team will be working with partners to help align their work and collaborate with each other to provide people, organisations and communities the support they need to deliver a better deal for people with long-term conditions. 

This newsletter contains news from our partners, including some exciting job opportunities from NHS England as part of their Self-Care Programme and the Vanguards Empowering People and Communities work stream, plus some exciting events you can get involved in.


 
Community               Conversation               Co-production

News and Events


New Era of Health and Social Care

Anu Singh, NHS England's Director of Patient & Public Voice and Insight, has written a blog on how the future means investing in people and communities.

The blog, which can be read in full here, details how in the coming weeks, they will be strengthening NHS Engalnd's ability to make this happen through two new support offers to the system through a supported self-management programme and the new care models empowering patients and communities workstream. The blog also contains a number of new roles, so you can be a part of these exciting developments.

British Heart Foundation Supports Implementation of House of Care


The BHF has funded a two-year programme to implement the House of Care (HoC) across five UK healthcare communities of practice to improve services for people with long-term conditions, with a focus on those who live with, or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

The project focuses on using a care and support planning approach as described by Year of Care and so far, 50 GP practices have completed care and support planning, together with 14 local champions who have been trained so they can provide training locally and ensure sustainability. To read more about this programme click here.
The Community Catalysts Approach

Helen Allen from Community Catalysts writes for our blog this week, highlighting the work they have done in Somerset - and how their approach is working. 

Community Catalysts helps local people use their energies and talents to deliver services and support - these community enterprises and ventures can then provide much more choice for people needing care and support. This approach can be tailored to fit the needs of any area and their current work in Somerset is a good example of this, where over the past 18 months, they have supported the development of 76 new 'start-up' enterprises and advised 36 more.

To read more about the approach, and hear from people who this is working for, click here. 

NICE Guidelines on Community Engagement 

Professor of Healthy Communities at Leeds Beckett University, Jane South, looks at how vanguards will be able to draw on the updated NICE guidelines on improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. Jane believes the time is right for community engagement to move out of the margins and into the mainstream - and the vanguards are in a fantastic position to share learning on what works, and what doesn't.

Read Jane's blog in full here and more views from Public Health England's Kevin Fenton, who highlighted PHE's work around community centred approaches here.
 

Understanding Self-Care for Life

The Annual Self-Care Conference is taking place in London on Monday 26 September. Central to this year's event is the inspiring visionaries that have made a difference to people's health in the community.

To register your place on this interactive conference, and gain an insight of different self-care models to support people in their health decisions and behaviour, click here

 

How Does the EU Affect Health and Wellbeing in the UK? 

National Voices has compiled a briefing to look at just this, ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. It explains ways in which the EU currently impacts on health and wellbeing, providing a snapshot of how things stand today, without making assumptions, or guesses about what might happen.

The briefing also provides a useful jargon buster - read it in full here



Do Your Thing

A new project from C4CC partner, Community Catalysts, to bring together adults with a learning disability living in Kirklees and not accessing services. Do Your Thing will help them to meet new people, share all the things they enjoy and support them to connect with others who feel the same. Learn more about Do Your Thing on their Facebook page.

Better Communication Training
Change People offers a one-day training course to help people improve their communication with people who have a learning disability, show you have to create accessible information and looks at different communication methods in line with the Accessible Information Standard. Read more about the training course here


Timebanking UK Summit 
Timebanking UK, is extending an offer to attend the UK's first Timebanking Summit on Wednesday 6 July at The Royal Chase Hotel, London. Featuring speakers with a wealth of knowledge and expertise across the country, t
his is an event for CEOs, directors and commissioners of Local Authorities, CCGs, housing providers and charities - read more here.

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