Wellbeing East Bulletin

January 2017

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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Updated Who's Who in Health & Social Care in the East of England now ready to download

Along with the other regional organisations that make up Regional Voices; Wellbeing East produces regional a "Who's Who" guides to support voluntary and community sector organisations make contact with people within the health and care structures in each region including clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, local Healthwatch organisations, commissioning support units and CQC in each local authority.

Invitation to Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners for an update webinar on Sustainability and Transformation Plans

NHS England would like to invite voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners to join us for an NHS England webinar for a national update on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). 

NHS England Announces £101 Million New Vanguard Funding

NHS England has announced £101 million of new funding to support and spread the work of the new care model vanguards.

Rights resources for professionals working with young people

New briefing aimed at supporting professionals working with young people to identify sources of high quality information and resources on young people’s rights

Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme Expands to Improve Services for People with Complex Needs

An NHS England scheme to transform care for millions of disabled people and people those with long term conditions is being rolled out to six new areas across England, including Hertfordshire.

Specialist substance misuse services for young people: 4 main commissioning principles developed

Four main commissioning principles have been developed for the commissioning and provision of specialist substance misuse provision for young people, based on the findings, research and evidence based guidelines.

Case Studies of CAMHS Transformation engagement with the voluntary and community sector

The Race Equality Foundation is looking for examples of where CAMHS Transformation has engaged well with the voluntary and community sector. 


Young people’s “Getting by” surveys on gender and emotional and mental wellbeing

NCB is seeking views from young people aged 13-24 on ways of dealing with stressful or difficult things in life – in particular, how ideas about gender affect this. 

Accessible Information Standard Review - Have Your Say

NHS England is reviewing the Accessible Information Standard to assess impact and ensure it is ‘fit for purpose’ and is inviting views

MSK Webinar Series: Specifically, for users of Musculo-skeletal conditions (MSK) services - Friday 27th January 2017

This webinar is part of a public consultation which runs until 17th February 2017. 


“Meet the funder” webinars: New VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England recently launched the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The Alliance is the first component of a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Programme which has been developed following the VCSE review 

Life Chances Fund: launch and information event 17th February - Save the Date

The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is an £80 million top-up fund, whose objective is to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. The event is for providers and commissioners of early years and young people’s services.  

Regional Event

Regional Social Prescribing Conference for East of England - 7 February 2017

This interactive event will share national and local evidence of impact, consider available models, funding arrangements, programme start up and what support may be needed over time to manage governance, risk and evaluate impact.


About Regional Voices
This e bulletin is published monthly by Wellbeing East as the East of England region member of Regional Voices.

Regional Voices champions the work of voluntary and community organisations to improve health, well-being and care, across England. Regional Voices is a partnership of nine regional networks. Together, we directly connect to over 25,000 voluntary and community organisations. Our coverage is broad, deep and well-established. Our vision is for a society where voluntary and community organisations are connected with decision-makers at all levels, able to influence policy and improve community health, care and well-being through better services.

Regional Voices partnership is hosted by VONNE (Voluntary Organisations' Network North East),
Registered charity number 1084083   |   Company registration number 4061592


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