No-one knows how GP consortiums will operate but we do know that Health & Wellbeing Boards will be set up to address public health matters
Expected that there will be rep from GP’s consortiums and rep from the VCS on the Board I’ve been invited to sit on the Advisory Group and you need to make sure that someone on either of these levels is addressing volunteering We have been developing a Work and Wellbeing Alliance in Glos and have produced a google map and a report to be published shortly. It is anticipated that the WAWA will morph into the Worklessness Implementation Group and again if the Health & Wellbeing Board is to commission volunteering services and projects then we need to be at the table
I hope to be able, through our Strategic Volunteering Group , to help expand this and develop this volunteering outcome which is already embedded in the strategy
We need to be working to ensure the value of volunteering in all these agendas is fully understood and promoted.
Although there is a strong synergy between strong and safer You will note that only one of the six aims references stronger and one of the results of combining stronger and safer can mean that the safer agenda dominates because of statutory targets which have to be met by partners such as police, probation and a
A new structure within Gloucestershire – will the task and finish groups be a place where vol orgs can make a contribution
This time I’ve posed a series of questions to which I don’t have all the answers but they are areas which may bring challenges and we need to think about
Results of Survey showed contribution of £33 million to G’s economy from what was a relatively small response – nevertheless it’s a figure we can use and it is important to have such figures to hand. Also need to demonstrate impact
5,470,000 results on Google for environmental volunteering only outnumbered by volunteering for children & young people
We especially need to be aware of the skills agenda and how much volunteering contributes. Especially to people who fall through the gaps of statutory services. To us it’s a given but it needs to be a given with the commissioners of services and programmes, we also need to demonstrate the preventative link with the health agenda I’m aware that we could go on adding more specific themes and each brings peculiar challenges but there is also a lot of cross over and the same principles hold true as do the challenges
And moving on to challenges
EMBEDDING VOLUNTEERING IN DIFFERENT AGENDAS - INCLUDING HEALTH & WELLBEING HAZEL LONSDALE CHIEF EXECUTIVE THIRD SECTOR SERVICES 25 TH MARCH 2011
The introduction of new health and wellbeing boards has been backed by almost 90 per cent of local authorities, according to the government.
Care services minister Paul Burstow said 134 councils have now signed up to be early implementers of the cross-working boards, which are designed to remove divisions between local government and the NHS.
According to the coalition, the new system will join up health and social care while giving local communities a greater say over the provision of services in their area.
Proposed Gloucestershire Structure Work and Wellbeing Advisory Group Health at Work Implementation Group Worklessness Implementation Group HEALTH & WELLBEING BOARD