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 resilience.
Venue: Worthing TBC
Book: Bookings Opening soon
We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Adur and Worthing.
18 September 2019 – Outdoor Spaces
We had an update from South Downs Leisure who spoke about their community work and heard from Julia Horbaschk with an update on the LCNS – You can see the presentations at the EVENT REPORT
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 social care network in Brighton and Hove, next meets on:
Date: Thursday, 9 April 2020 Postponed, new date tbc
Venue: Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 234023
13 December 2018 – The Network took place as a part of our Conference “A Collaborative Sector?”
This session was a chance for members to share their experiences of practical ways they have collaborated on projects which have influenced health improvements for clients, Friends Families & Travellers presented their Inclusion Health project. We also heard from Alistair Hill (Director of Public Health, Brighton and Hove City Council) about the new Annual Report ‘The Art of Good Health’ and received a briefing on the changes which have happened within the Clinical Commissioning Group and across the local NHS Alliance area. This network was an opportunity for members to understand changes and ensure their perspective is fed in to health and social care developments.
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.
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
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