Wellbeing East Bulletin

November 2016

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Wellbeing East network containing regional and national news and policy developments for health and social care. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk.

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People’s Transformathon #CoPro16

The People’s Transformathon. A fantastic FREE event online bringing together patients, carers, service users, and staff from across health and care systems in the UK and overseas to connect, share, and learn from each other. #CoPro16

NHS England takes action on health literacy

 “Does health literacy matter?”. I am often asked this by clinicians and managers in the NHS – usually with the word ‘really’ inserted between ‘literacy’ and ‘matter’!  This is often quickly followed by the “what is it?” question. Read Jonathan Berry's blog, as he attempts to answer those two questions

Public Health England - Menu of Interventions

PHE has recently updated its menu of preventative interventions that can improve people’s health, support quality improvement and potentially save the NHS and the wider system money.

Would you like to improve your workplace health and wellbeing?

Opportunity for funded workplace Health Needs Assessment and workplace Health and Wellbeing improvement plan, for voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations

Listening to people with dementia and their carers

A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers has been launched.

Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS Report

Carers UK has published a new report ‘Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS’ which examines the role of carers in reducing emergency admissions and delayed transfers of care from hospital.

Employment support for disabled people with high support needs: interview participant recruitment

The Disability Partnership is carrying out research about employment for disabled people with high support needs and are looking for people to be involved.

Speak up for older carers campaign

Carers Trust are campaigning to raise awareness of issues affecting older carers in England, with their Speak up for Older Carers Campaign - please spread the word amongst your networks

The NHS partners with Twitter to help shed light on what it means to work or be a patient in the NHS

A pioneering new initiative to lift the lid on the NHS through the voices of the people on its frontline is now live with the launch of the @NHS Twitter account.


The Bright Ideas Community Business Fund is now open

This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and grants of up to £20,00, So if you have a business idea that will benefit the local community such as running community transport, providing employment opportunities or tackling social isolation then this could be the fund for you.


Work, health and disability: improving lives - Consultation runs until 17 February 2016

This consultation seeks views on how we can halve the disability employment gap. 


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