Health and wellbeing

Our health and wellbeing network brings together voluntary and community organisations interested and working in the field of health and wellbeing. It’s a great way to stay uptodate with changes to and developments in health and wellbeing services and plans, as well as to network with other organisations in the area.

Our health and wellbeing network meets regularly in Adur and Worthing, and in Brighton and Hove. The agendas for the meetings are related to what’s happening in the local area.

 

Adur and Worthing

Our health and wellbeing network in Adur and Worthing, next meets on:

Health and Well Being Network

The Adur and Worthing Health and Wellbeing Network is a great way to stay up to date with legislation and developments in the sector and to network with collegues from across the area. This session will be focusing on outdoor spaces.

Date:  18 September 2019, 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, BN43 5WU

Book: Book your place now

We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Adur and Worthing.

Previous Meetings

5 February 2019 – Supporting resettlement in Adur & Worthing

Tim Tuckett from West Sussex County Council attended to talk about the Syrian resettlement programme in West Sussex and how grousp may be able to respond to needs.

20 February 2018 – An Overview of the NHS

Angela Baker, Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England spoke how best to communicate with health care providers, whether on behalf of your clients, or to lobby for change.  You can see the presentation here at the EVENT REPORT

16 November 2017 – Social Prescribing

At our last meeting we heard from Impetus and Going Local as well as finding out more about the Adur and Worthing Service Directory. You can see the presentations here at the EVENT REPORT.

22 June 2017 – Local Community Networks

At this session we had a presentation by Tina Favier, Head of Wellbeing at Adur and Worthing Councils, and leading on the development of the Local Community Networks (LCNs).

The notes from the last meeting can be found here:

 

Brighton and Hove

Our health and wellbeing network in Brighton and Hove, next meets on:

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018

Venue: Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD

Details tbc.

We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Brighton and Hove.

Find out how to join us as a member.

For more information, get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or call 01273 234023

Previous Meetings

17  April 2018 – Voluntary and Community Sectors’ response to “You Said, We did: Big Health and Care Conversation” report and local Single Point of Contact services models

At this meeting we looked at “You Said, We did: Big Health and Care Conversation” report. We also heard  from Jane Lodge (Head of Participation and Voluntary Sector Partnerships, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group) a short update on the Central Sussex Commissioning Alliance and the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, Clinically Effective Commissioning, and aligning engagement, equalities and diversity. Finally, we looked at local Single Point of Contact services models.

Event Report [PDF]

21 November 2017 – Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and joint engagement planning 

At this meeting we heard from Adam Doyle, Chief Accountable Officer, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group about the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. We also had a presentation by Jane Lodge (Head of Participation and Voluntary Sector Partnerships, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group), Jessica Harper (Commissioning and Performance Manager, Health and Adult Social Care, Brighton and Hove City Council), Emma McDermott (Head of Communities, Equalities & Third Sector, Brighton and Hove City Council) on Caring Together Programme and Joint Engagement Work.

For more details see: Caring Together Programme and Joint Engagement Work presentation 

Event report [PDF]

22 June 2017 – Solutions to meet the needs of people with complex issues

This first Network meeting focused on solutions to meet the needs of people with complex issues. Befriending providers: – Brighton and Hove Impetus, Impact Initiatives and Time to Talk Befriending, and Age UK Brighton and Hove’s Care Coaches found that many frail or older people have multiple needs that are difficult to support, for instance around hoarding, mental health, learning difficulties, drug and alcohol issues or dementia for example. Participants were looking at ways of filling this gap in services by:

  •  bringing together experienced practitioners from a range of backgrounds
  • focusing on a few case studies to better understand the common themes
  • working creatively together to generate ideas for meeting the needs of people with complex needs

Event report [PDF]