Place based health

  1. South London GP Dr Vikesh Sharma reflects on bringing together local people, community organisations and health care staff to tackle health inequalities.

    Guest blog: Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership

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  2. Steve Gosyln tells us about a social movement in Greater Manchester which has been exploring ways in which the arts can address the challenges of social isolation and loneliness through building stronger social connections.

    #LiveWellMakeArt: Creativity sets you free

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  3. We pick out our highlights from Nesta and OSCA’s brave new report about the different approaches to support and services.

    Report summary: Good Help and Bad Help

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  4. Grace Eyre share Jane’s story of a normal day in her life living with Johnny, revealing how rewarding it can be to be a Shared Lives Carer.

    A Day In The Life Of a Shared Lives Carer

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  5. We pick out the best parts of this report which showcases some of the inspiring and courageous initiatives across Greater Manchester

    Report summary: People Powered Health in Greater Manchester

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  6. We catch up with Alex Fox about his asset based area briefing, his organisation Shared Lives Plus and what surprises him.

    Interview: Alex Fox OBE, CEO at Shared Lives Plus

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  7. Ideas Hub Round Up

    All the stories published on the Ideas Hub last month, in case you missed them!

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  9. With a few moments this week to reflect on a year of Ideas Hub articles, we’ve noticed that some of our favourite features from 2017 all have something in common – cafes.

    2017 The Year of the Cafes

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  10. We love this campaign which was launched last month in Stockport and encourages staff to help hospital patients to be more active by getting up and dressed.

    Campaign: Dressed is Best

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  11. Helen Sanderson, a creator of Wellbeing Teams talks to us about her inspirations, favourite quote, working with CQC and what her advice would be to others.

    Interview: Helen Sanderson, Wellbeing Teams

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  12. A project that draws on the knowledge and spaces heritage organisations have and combines it with community wellbeing.

    Case study: Local History Cafes

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  13. This week we heard an inspiring talk from La Pépinière, a design collective that collaboratively redevelops empty, urban areas into community spaces.

    Event: Placemaking with People

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  14. We summarise the New Economic Foundation’s report which makes a forceful case for localised money flows; money spent with locally rooted companies is more likely to go to local suppliers and thus the local economy.

    Report: Social Care a Local Economic Solution for the West Midlands

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  15. We caught up with Stacey Hemphill, the Lambeth Living Well Network Hub Manager to learn more about how staff meet people at a place of their own choosing.

    Living Well Network Hub: Meet people in cafes not clinics

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  16. Zoe Ferguson looks at how we can encourage kindness in our communities and calls on government, organisations and people to all take action.

    Report summary: The Place of Kindness

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  17. SCIE’s recent publication sets out a useful framework for local areas considering a shift towards asset based working.

    Report: Asset based places, a model for development

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  18. Video: North London Cares and South London Cares

  19. The second part of our interview with Mary Reed of the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living about their Make Someone Welcome Campaign.

    Interview: Mary Reed, Make Someone Welcome (Part 2)

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  20. We talk to Mary Reed of the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living about their Make Someone Welcome Campaign aims to get all groups and organisations to welcome disabled people.

    Interview: Mary Reed, Make Someone Welcome (Part 1)

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  21. Robin Lane is so much more than a GP surgery – they deliver services fit for modern 21st century lifestyles

    Case study: Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre

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  22. We spoke to Darin Halifax of Grow, Share, Cook and learnt more about tackling hunger in Plymouth.

    Interview: Darin Halifax, Grow Share Cook

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  23. We find a set of invaluable preconditions for systems changers in Collaborate’s report which both reassure and focus the mind.

    Report: Behaving like a system?

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  24. We look at a report considering three integrated service models which asks why integrated services remain at the fringes of local public services.

    Report: Moving from the margins: The challenges of building integrated local services

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  25. A look at ‘Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health care’, a report published by The Health Foundation.

    Report: Head, hands and heart: asset-based approaches in health

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  26. We compare three case studies created specifically for commissioners to give them an idea of how public services can be delivered more collaboratively.

    Case studies: Delivering differently in neighbourhoods

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  27. An asset-based case study looking at the positive work being done in Chadderton District by Oldham Council to empower local people.

    Case study: Chadderton ghost walks & alleyways

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