Health and wellbeing engagement for staff


Business Healthy, in partnership with the London Borough of Hackney's Public Health team, has developed a valuable and free tool to assist those responsible for organisations' health and wellbeing in shaping their activities and engagement for 2018.

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New Approaches to Self-Care for Young Adults


The Made in London report introduces a new framework for commissioning services in London. A launch event was held at The King’s Fund on 29 October 2015, and was attended by health and social care commissioners and providers from across London, as well as many of the young adults who participated in the programme and shaped and validated the final recommendations.

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Engaging young people report


Young Peoples Health produced a good report about how to engage young people.

GP Champions For Youth Health Project

This toolkit is designed for use in primary care by GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and other health professionals to improve young people’s health.
It lists the areas all GPs should address to make their practice better for young people, including access, confidentiality, feedback, and patient participation.

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Guide to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector


A guide to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector aimed at staff in the health and social care sector has been published. The guide was produced by the Healthy London Partnership (HLP) and is intended to stimulate dialogue on the value of the VCSE sector, its ability to create additional capacity for improving health and care in the community, and the role that commissioners should play in ensuring the sector remains diverse and sustainable.

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Dementia-friendly employers


The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) has developed guidance on how employers can support staff who are diagnosed with dementia.

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NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac 2017


The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) UK Civil Society Almanac 2017 has been published. This is the most comprehensive source of data on the voluntary sector and volunteering in the UK. Paper copies of the summary will be sent to NCVO members. 

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Young people's well-being: 2017


The Office for National Statistics just released a new report on Young people's well-being for 2017.

It covers how young people aged 16 to 24 in the UK are faring in a range of areas that matter to their quality of life, reflecting both the circumstances of their lives and their own perspectives.

Download report here.

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Small charities need support to survive turbulent times ahead


Government, funders and large charities must take urgent action if small charities are to survive turbulent times ahead according to new analysis published by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales.

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans webinar recording


West London Clinical Commissioning Group have invited voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners to join them for an NHS England webinar, for a national update on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

The webinar included:

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The role of communities in supporting and influencing health and wellbeing


A new report from the Institure of Voluntary Action Research (IVAR), ‘People, places and health agencies: Lessons from Big Local residents.’ looks at the role communities play in supporting and influencing health and wellbeing in their area. Commissioned by Local Trust the research draws upon the experiences of seven Big Local areas* in England,. 

The research provides useful insights for community groups, community infrastructure organisations and health agencies about how they can work together to contribute to local health and wellbeing. 

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