Cumbria CVS

Clare Edwards Health Partnerships Officer Cumbria CVS

I was pleased to meet Clare Edwards the new Health Partnerships Officer with Cumbria CVS for North Cumbria.

She is based in the Shaddongate Resource Centre   Shaddongate Carlisle Cumbria CA2 5TY

and can be contacted Tel:      01768 800350 Mobile: 07462041484 Email:   claree@cumbriacvs.org.uk Website: www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

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CQC Local System Review of Health and Social Care in Cumbria

In February 2018 the Care Quality Commission carried out a Local System Review of Health and Social Care in Cumbria.

The purpose of this review was to understand how people over 65 move through the health and social care system with a focus on the interfaces between services and it is one of 20 targeted reviews taking place across the country.

The review report has been published by the Care Quality Commission and is available on their website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/news/releases/cqc-publishes-review-how-local-health-social-care-systems-work-together-cumbria

The next step is to develop a plan which sets out how the local system will implement the recommendations. Cumbria CVS would like to involve you in helping to shape this plan before it is agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board. They are holding three workshops on the following dates:

 

11 June 2018              9:30 – 11:30                The Oval Centre, Workington

12 June 2018              9:30 – 11:30                Botcherby Community Centre, Carlisle

14 June 2018              9:30 – 11:30                Castle Street Community Centre, Kendal

The objectives of these sessions are to:

  • share the findings of the system review, update on progress that has already been made and the next steps
  • discuss and shape the action plan for Cumbria

We would be pleased if you could attend one of these sessions. To confirm your attendance please email cqcsystemreview@cumbria.gov.uk by Friday 8 June 2018 confirming your details and which session you are attending.

Kind regards

Jozi Brown  Senior Engagement Officer   Cumbria CVS

 Shaddongate Resource Centre     Shaddongate    Carlisle    Cumbria CA2 5TY

 Tel: 01768 800350    Email: jozib@cumbriacvs.org.uk

  www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

  Registered Charity No: 1119671

Thank you as 2017 draws to an end

We are already planning a weighty programme for 2018 but as 2017 draws to a close I want to thank our amazing committee and members who have turned out not just across Cumbria, but across the north of England, Greater Manchester and Cheshire to attend our meetings.  Support and attendance from Regional officers from the main neuro charities has been crucial to our work and I am delighted that they feel it is worth their long journeys to attend our meetings.

Those members who attend with long-term neurological conditions make all our endeavours worth while, and it is for them and the hundreds of others in Cumbria that we work to enhance services.  They keep us grounded and highlight what really matters to them.

We aim also to support our clinical colleagues, who care deeply about the work they do, and bring their expertise to our meetings so we can solve problems together.  We have been pleased to support Dr Jitka Vanderpol with her groundbreaking work on headaches and the addition to our committee this summer of Consultant Neurologist David Footitt has been an added bonus.

Dr David Footitt Consultant Neurologist Cumbria

We have spent 6 long years gathering information, working in partnership and making neurological services our priority.  We now feel on the cusp of something very exciting and believe that the needs of people living with a neuro condition might finally be prioritised and addressed.  Stephen Eames CEO NHS in North Cumbria and CEO Jackie Daniel UHMBT and Andrew Bennett Morecambe Bay CCG and in South Cumbria have received our response on how specialist neurological rehab. should be structured and we are keen to work closely with them to co-produce new strategies http://www.bettercaretogether.co.uk/

Co-production, co-operation and critical friendship are our aims.

The TLAP National Co-production Advisory Group says the following about co-production:

‘Co-production is not just a word, it is not just a concept, it is a meeting of minds coming together to find shared solutions. In practice, co-production involves people who use services being consulted, included and working together from the start to the end of any project that affects them. When co-production works best, people who use services and carers are valued by organisations as equal partners, can share power and have influence over decisions made’.

(See also https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/david-mcnally/ )

As always, we want to thank Louise Chance at A Chance for Life for her unstinting contribution to both the Alliance and Headway groups. http://www.achanceforlife.co.uk/

We have regular and valuable advice and correspondence from Jozi Brown at Cumbria CVS and strongly recommend 3rd sector groups become members.  https://cumbriacvs.org.uk/

Our latest venture – Cafe Neuro in Barrow is underway and like all new ventures we are learning as we go, but I do hope that anyone living with a neurological condition will feel able to come and join in. We have appreciated the help we have received from Dr Farhan Amin, Furness GP and Lesley Graham Public Health Manager to get this started.  You can find our programme at https://cumbrianeurologicalalliance.wordpress.com/new-neuro-drop-in-centre-barrow/

(Above) Barrow planning meeting for Cafe Neuro with representatives from Headway, MNDA and MND Care Centre at Lancashire Hospitals Trust, MS Society, Stroke UK, Cumbria University, CPFT Parkinson’s Disease, A Chance for Life, Furness Carers and UHMBT.

The Cumbria Neurological Alliance is pleased to be a branch of the National Neurological Alliance which is the only collective voice for 80 organisations working together to make life better for millions of people in England with a neurological condition. Together we work with our member organisations to campaign nationally and locally to ensure better services and outcomes for all those with a neurological condition. http://neural.org.uk/

 

 

If you would like to join us just drop me a line at  cumbrianeurologicalalliance@gmail.com  

Our diary dates for 2018 are on this website and we look forward to making great progress in 2018.

https://cumbrianeurologicalalliance.wordpress.com/programme/programme-2018/

With best wishes for a Peaceful Christmas

Glenys Marriott

Chair Cumbria Neurological  Alliance

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Neighbourhood Planning Event – Scaleby Village Hall, Carlisle

Neighbourhood Planning Event – Scaleby Village Hall, Carlisle, 21st November 2017 (circulated on behalf ACTion with Communities in Cumbria)

This free event is aimed at anyone who is interested in influencing development in their local area. It will be particularly useful if you are considering starting a Neighbourhood Plan. You could be representing a community group a Parish Council or your own neighbourhood as a resident. Please come along and see what Neighbourhood Planning can do, and what help is available to you in Cumbria.

14 November 2017 – the next Cumbria Action for Health network meeting

From 12.15pm to 3.30pm at The Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, CA11 0AH.

Begins with a networking lunch at 12.15pm, and the main meeting will commence at 1.00pm.

Colin Cox (Director of Public Health, Cumbria CC) will be giving an update on ‘the health and care system in Cumbria’, followed by a session to help identify priorities for the third sector, working in health and care. This will help to inform the activities and themes of the network over the next 12 months.

If you’d like to attend, please return the attached booking form to info@cumbriacvs.org.uk ideally before the 10 November.

14 Nov 17 A4H Booking Form

Cumbria CVS AGM

Sorry we can’t attend this as it clashes with our own meeting but look forward to feedback

Thursday 9 November 2017
9.30am – 12.30pm
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal LA9 6RG

Please note is still not too late to join us and help us celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months, learn more about our services, hear about our plans for the future and network with others.  It is a great event for CVS members to attend as it is an opportunity to have a voice; to help influence future delivery; to help elect new trustees; network with other organisations; improve knowledge and promote services.  This event will also have a keen focus on the partnerships and collaboration.

If you would like to attend please simply call us on 01768 800350 or email us on info@cumbriacvs.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there.

Alison Phillips
Support Services Manager
Cumbria CVS 
6 Hobson Court, Gillan Way, Penrith CA11 9GQ (Registered Office)
Office: 01768 800350
www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

Sign your organisation up to Compass in Cumbria today!

 

The Compass in Cumbria Project is a joint partnership linking together Third Sector and Public Health in a new way. Third Sector organisations provide specialist knowledge and support for a huge variety of conditions. Compass in Cumbria seeks to bring those organisations together, promoting partnership working and assisting in getting the people of Cumbria the best support they need to manage their conditions and live well.

There are so many Third Sector organisation doing such vital work in the county. By signing up to Compass in Cumbria, any non-profit organisation (i.e. Third Sector and statutory services) in the county can have access to the facets of the system absolutely free – The Client Record Information System (CRIS), the Multi-Agency Referral Service (MARS), the diary and networking function Placebook, and this very e-Hub to advertise their events, bulletins, factsheets and jobs.

To register, go to either the Resource Centre or the Organisations page, click the button “Register my Organisation”, and fill in the simple form. One of the regional District Administrators – West (Allerdale and Copeland), North (Carlisle and Eden) or South (South Lakeland, Barrow and Millom) – will get in touch to act as a point of contact and guide you through the application.

To complete the application, a member of the registering organisation able to make decisions on behalf of the organisation must sign and return the Data Sharing Protocol and Data Sharing Agreement that will be sent out to you, which will be then Countersigned by the District Administrator. These agreements ensure the relevance and quality of the material all partners agree to upload to the site.

The whole result of this process is the free access to the Compass in Cumbria e-Hub – a professional resource working to streamline services for the benefit of the people of Cumbria.

Working together works for everyone.

The link to sign up: https://www.compassehub.com/

Allerdale Health and Wellbeing Forum

Health and Wellbeing Forum in Allerdale are pleased to announce grant funding for a Wellbeing Advisor role.

Completed forms to be returned to Valerie Ayre, Public Health Locality Manager (Allerdale) at valerie.ayre@cumbria.gov.uk by 9am on Monday 30 October 2017.

They are also looking for a third sector representative to sit on the Forum (role description attached). With the support of Allerdale Borough Council the Third Sector Representative is responsible for representing the collective views and priorities of local third sector organisations through regular meetings with the Allerdale Health and Wellbeing Forum and at key stakeholder meetings and networking events, where representation of, and consultation with the third sector is required. Closing date for expression of interest is 20 October 17

 

Chair of Cumbria Action for Health Network

Mike Taylor is now officially the new Chair of Cumbria Action for Health (Cumbria CVS)

A message from Mike Taylor:

It is with great pleasure that I have taken over the role of Chair of A4H from John Brown,  in the full knowledge that he will be a hard act to follow and deserves immense thanks from all members for the tremendous work he did as Chair. Having had many years involvement with both the NHS and the Third Sector I am very clear that we are now in a very challenging time. Both the Public Sector, particularly the NHS, and the Third Sector are experiencing very tough financial challenges, exacerbated for the NHS by yet another of its many rounds of organisational restructuring, and need, therefore, to find even more imaginative ways of working together to improve the delivery of health services for the people of Cumbria. I believe that A4H can play a pivotal role in developing further the good relationships and partnerships already in place – as a full partner with the NHS. I hope that I can help to make a difference in these developments during this very challenging time. I look forward to working with all members of the Network in the future.

Mike Taylor

Public Health Alliance – 3rd Sector Representative needed – Cumbria

Received via Cumbria CVS

Please find attached details of the current vacancy for a third sector representative to sit on Cumbria’s Public Health Alliance.

The representative will join Sheila Gregory (Carlisle Mencap and Chair of the Public Health Alliance) in representing the third sector in Cumbria, through the Cumbria Third Sector Network and its various specialist networks.

–          Relevant Terms of Reference, person spec and role description

–          Application form

If you are interested, please complete the application form and email to jozib@cumbriacvs.org.uk by Friday 9 June 2017.

If more than one suitable application is received, the Cumbria Third Sector Network members (through specialist networks) will be asked to elect a representative.

PHA TSN App May 2017 (2)

Role Information PHA Third Sector Rep 2017