Engaging with health in Cambridgeshire


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Engaging with health in Cambridgeshire

  1. 1. Engaging with health in Cambridgeshire <ul><li>Lynda Martin, Partnership Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridgeshire Libraries </li></ul>
  2. 2. Enviable reputation <ul><li>Profession known for innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Respected and valued “brand” </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing network </li></ul><ul><li>Information is power </li></ul><ul><li>Essential to maintain relevance to changing communities </li></ul><ul><li>Take a good idea and make it your own </li></ul>
  3. 3. Seize opportunities <ul><li>Think about new priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Think about funding streams </li></ul><ul><li>Think about changing demography </li></ul><ul><li>Be one step ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul><ul><li>Community at the heart of everything </li></ul>
  4. 4. Working with partners <ul><li>Find a common agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Help with their targets and add value </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Be passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume they know what we do </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health as an example <ul><li>The opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>The vision </li></ul><ul><li>Joint premises </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the health information role </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from others </li></ul><ul><li>Customer focus </li></ul><ul><li>Change and challenge </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary of key initiatives - health <ul><li>Cambourne – centre of excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Raised profile of health and value library can add </li></ul><ul><li>Good links with Health colleagues – sharing expertise – School Booklet </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery display boards </li></ul><ul><li>Health Information Points in libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Information Prescriptions leading to Books on Prescription </li></ul><ul><li>New active and healthy ageing focus </li></ul>
  7. 8. Cambourne – joint building
  8. 9. Moving on to Older People <ul><li>Growth in older people </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Obvious services – but what else </li></ul><ul><li>LAA targets </li></ul><ul><li>Older People’s pressure groups </li></ul>
  9. 10. Children & Young People Safer & Stronger Communities Healthier Communities Economic Development & Enterprise Inter- generational learning & understanding ------------------- Grandparents: support for families, children & young people Safe at home and on the streets --------------------- Clean, safe, warm homes ------------------- Influencing local decisions -------------------- Volunteering and citizenship ---------------- BME elder support -------------- Leisure/sport/culture Physical Activity Healthy living ---------------------- Health prevention ---------------------- Well-being, independence & choice ---------------------- Support for carers ----------------------- Mental health 50+ employment --------------------- Age discrimination in the workplace ---------------------- Working with Employers: healthy workplaces/ planning for retirement -------------------- Skills/re-skilling Older People: other cross- cutting issues Transport: access to services & information -------------------- Rural exclusion --------------------- Lifelong learning ----------------- Age discrimination ------------------ Digital inclusion How could the diverse needs of older people be addressed through LAAs? Older People and LAAs
  10. 11. New innovation – older people <ul><li>Vision and research </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement from PCT and Adult Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>50% first year from UK ON-line </li></ul><ul><li>“ EngAGE” project </li></ul><ul><li>Staff appointed </li></ul>
  11. 12. Challenge for libraries <ul><li>Need for themes to be considered across library structures, functions and teams </li></ul><ul><li>Effective networking between Librarians and Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic organisation of materials and on-line information, displays </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation not lost </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural change </li></ul>
  12. 13. Feel the fear and do it anyway! <ul><li>A new way of working – out of the comfort zone </li></ul><ul><li>Definitely worth a try </li></ul><ul><li>Change and adapt as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>It can take time </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the best bits </li></ul>
  13. 14. Contact details <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>