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:

Date: 7 November 2018

Venue: QE2 Room, Shoreham Centre, Pond Road

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

Previous Meetings

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: 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

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

At our last 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 

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