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Distributed Governance proposal for North Kensington Recovery Group

The Grenfell Network Group, a collaboration of residents, councillors and voluntary agencies wrote up a proposal for RBKC - Governance Review. The proposal is to provide a solid foundation for a community-led recovery within the five wards of North Kensington, and a model for increased public participation in decision-making across Kensington & Chelsea.




This report brings together the learning to date from seven key areas that have focused on the integration of health and care services. The focus goes beyond the narrow definition of health and care to include more preventative approaches including services such as housing, social and community activity.

Accountable Care Partnerships (ACPs)

The concept behind an ACP is that a group of providers agree to work together to deliver care for a defined population by forming an ACP. They will be collectively responsible for commissioning services to deliver against a set of outcomes, designed by the ACP. Providers will work under a single contract with a single pooled budget to take joint responsibility for delivering services.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

Every health and care system in England will produce a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), showing how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years.

Latest Health and Social Care Policy

This document is intended to update the local voluntary sector on the latest developments in Health and Social Care.

The majority of the changes outlined stem from the NHS Five Year Forward View . A key theme, running through all documents referred to in this paper is the further integration between Health and Social Care, an increasing emphasis on prevention, and a focus on the need for radical change to tackle efficiency savings. 

Government election promises and impact on the local voluntary sector

In May the Conservative Government won the election. Here we examine what that could mean for the voluntary and community sector.

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Delivering Health and Wellbeing

An overview of recent structural changes in the management of local health services and their impact on the work of voluntary and community organisations.

NHS Changes - A guide for VCOs in Kensington and Chelsea

A new guide for those finding it difficult to keep up with changes in the structure of the NHS. 

Localism and its Legal Mandate

The Localism Bill aims to put more power in the hands of communities. Here we outline some of its main points and ask what's in it for the voluntary and community sector.

Reducing Health Inequalities In Kensington and Chelsea

 The role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in reducing health inequality.


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