Developing effective VCS engagement in the new world of health and social care

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Event background

As health and social care structures continue to evolve it can be challenging for both statutory and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to know how they should work collaboratively to develop meaningful engagement practices.

VCS organisations can provide a rich source of intelligence to contribute to the development of effective approaches to shape local health and wellbeing needs assessments and priorities.

Whilst engagement is theoretically possible the reality is that effective VCS engagement with statutory health and wellbeing systems often represents an inconsistent and under developed area of practice.

To help contribute to the development of effective approaches for VCS engagement One East Midlands and East Midlands Councils are organising this free event designed to highlight leading engagement practice taking place across the East Midlands region. 

 

Who is this session for?

This session is for anyone with an interest in the development of effective health and social care engagement with VCS partners. This includes:

  • Health and Wellbeing Board members
  • Health Watch organisations
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • VCS infrastructure organisations
  • VCS providers
  • Public Health professionals
  • Local Authority Commissioning Managers

 

Outcomes and objectives

  • Clarify the role and responsibilities of Health and Wellbeing boards (HWBs) and their need to support effective engagement.
  • Clarify the use of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs) to inform the strategic direction of Health and Wellbeing Boards.
  • Inform the development of effective engagement approaches between local VCS organisations and Health and Wellbeing Boards.
  • Inform the development of effective engagement approaches between Health Watch organisations and local VCS organisations.
  • Reveal possible approaches for VCS engagement in the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs)
  • Share learning re: effective VCS engagement in health and social care practice across the region.
  • Produce an event report for East Midlands Councils to inform future recommendations for effective VCS engagement in health and social care needs assessments and priorities.

 

Overview of the Event

The event will include a key note speech by Tony Hill, Health and Wellbeing Board Chair and Director of Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council, followed by three back-to-back sessions, each including a presentation and question and answer session, followed by the opportunity to network with other delegates and the speakers over lunch. The three sessions are:

  • VCS engagement with Health & Wellbeing Boards
  • VCS engagement with strategic priorities and needs
  • VCS engagement with Clinical Commissioning Groups.

To download the full agenda for the event click here.

To download a map and directions to the Aura Commerce and Technology Centre click here.

 

Speakers

We are delighted to welcome Tony Hill, Health and Wellbeing Board Chair and Director of Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council as the key note speaker for this event. Other speakers at the event will include:

  • Richard Hazledine, ConnectMore Solutions on behalf of One East Midlands
  • Sarah Collis. CEO of Self Help Nottingham
  • Cheryl Cooper, Project Manager, Heath & Wellbeing transition, NHS Nottingham City/Nottingham City Council
  • David Stacey,  Programme Manager for Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council
  • Lisa Holmes, Programme Officer, Lincolnshire County Council
  • Dominic McClean, CEO, Northampton Volunteer Centre
  • Jane Carr, Deputy CEO, Northampton Volunteer Centre

 

Cancelation Policy

Space at this event is extremely limited and it is anticipated that a reserve list will be in operation for this event. It is therefore requested that you inform the event organisers as soon as possible if you cannot attend for any reason.

If you book a place and fail to turn up a charge of £25 per delegate will be levied (unless notice is received more than five days prior to the event). Substitutions are allowed.

When
26 March 2013 09:30   through   14:00
Location
Aura Commerce and Technology Centre
Manners Road
Newark, NTT NG24 1BS
United Kingdom

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