Inspired access, integrationand communityengagementA Third Sector healthand social care sharingevent: South Wales
Setting the scene Sarah Lamberton National Health and Social Care Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org www.wcva.org.uk 0800 2888 329 email@example.com
Learning objectives for theday Learn about Third Sector Rural Health Innovation Fund (RHIF) projects and their key findings Explore how this learning and third sector showcases are relevant to your own local working and rural issues in South Wales Examine opportunities, challenges and possible solutions to apply to your own working Learn about Action Learning Sets and the opportunity to participate in one Network with others
Rural Health Plan and innovation fundThree key themes:•Access•Integrated working•Community Cohesionand engagementInnovation Fund work:•Regional DevelopmentSites•Local InnovationProjects•Research and sharing
Rurality is difficult to define –‘everyone has a differentdefinition’ OCED (Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development) uses a population threshold of fewer than 150 persons/sq km; Office of National Statistics defines populations of less than 10,000 as rural; Deep Rural Project defines places that are over thirty minutes drive time from a settlement of ten thousand people.
And what do we mean by‘Rural’… for South Wales?
RHIF projects – sharing thelearning•RHIF Summary of Reports: a newpublished Welsh Government reportfeaturing a summary of all 15 projects.•Third Sector Coordination in RuralAreas: a report highlighting the detail of thethree third sector projects and the keylearning/outcomesVisit:http://www.wcva.org.uk/images_client/publication/WTSRN%20Newsletter%20Spring%202012.pdf
CAVOProjectOutcomes New ‘pathfinder’ system revealed provision of new volunteers was unnecessary - journeys could be met through existing schemes Age Concern volunteer drivers were busier and better utilised The project encouraged effective partnership working between CAVO, HDHB, the Local Authority and Age Concern
MantellGwyneddOutcomes: Three awareness-raising events held, supported by 40 organisations with over three hundred participants Referral data collected from two voluntary organisations showed an increase in referrals during October 2010 - March 2011 on previous year Co-delivered outcomes with other RHIF project – through a Mobile Information Unit and production of a bi-lingual DVD
Outcomes: Early stages of linking grass roots activities with service planning due to increased cooperation between national agencies and local initiatives. An increase in contact by national organisations with the Health and Social Care Facilitator. This piece of work is now part of a jigsaw of information that is being fed into strategic planning in Powys Teaching Health Board
Capable CopingCommunitiesAimed to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by developing their capacity to care for themselves and for others.The scheme had 2 aspects: 1. Volunteer Village Wardens 2. Dawn Patrol Scheme
The legacy – Action LearningSets Person Action/ Problem Learning Set