There is a
growing and welcome recognition by the leadership within the NHS and Local
authorities of the vital role community-based approaches can play in improving
services and health outcomes for everyone. The VCS/Third sector of course has
key role to play in this.
and care system approaches are emerging whereby the existing sectoral,
organisational and financial ‘status quo’ is being critically examined with a
view to integrating services around individuals and their communities. The goal
being, to transform how we all engage in our own wellbeing and receive health
and care services, all within an extremely challenging financial environment.
Consortium has been invited to play an active role in how both the Newcastle
and Gateshead systems develop, providing third sector input into the emerging
conversations. We want to reach as many organisations as possible so we can
share information but more importantly get as many organisations engaged in the
process as possible, particularly those whose activities and services are
already supported in some way with statutory NHS or Local authority funding.
We will be holding an event on 30 September 20291, where you will be able to hear from key health and care leaders, find out more about the transformation agenda, and hopefully become part of the conversation.
Well Newcastle Gateshead have launched a Facebook page. Please like and follow the page to find out more about their work and about projects supported by the Arts Fund.
We will continue to post updates on the Well Newcastle Gateshead project via the Blue Stone Consortium Twitter page, for those of you who prefer that platform, and of course updates on Blue Stone Consortium’s work!