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BETTER CARE TOGETHER – FREE EVENTS ON MONDAY 14TH MARCH FROM 10AM – 12.30PM Voluntary Action Leicester, Newarke Street.

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www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk/getinvolved/vcsevents

FS (Voluntary Community and Faith Sectors) and BCT (Better Care Together) working together.

For information about this significant programme of work to transform the health and social care system in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to ensure that services change to meet the needs of local people go to the website at www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk/getinvolved/vcsevents Newarke Street, Leicester.

 

Free events on Monday 14th March from 10am – 12.30pm at Voluntary Action Leicester .

Better Care Together (BCT) is a significant programme of work which will transform the health and social care system in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). It brings together partners, including local NHS organisations and councils, to ensure that services change to meet the needs of local people.

As such, the voluntary, community, and faith sector organisations and their input is vital to the success of the Better Care Together programme. We want to ensure that the VCFS is regularly able to have their voices heard and input their ideas right at the heart of the Better Care Together programme, by being connected with our Partnership board alongside other partners such as local authority, NHS and other organisations. We would also like to ensure the VCFS is able to hear the developments of the programme and recognised opportunities where they might be able to contribute further.

VCFS organisations are also uniquely placed to provide invaluable intelligence on local areas and communities, and the challenges within/for them, and are often embedded within communities that are sometimes harder for statutory agencies to reach.

How we manage and co-ordinate this input is something we would like your views and ideas on. Therefore we are running a two initial forums to enable the VCFS to come together to consider how they would best like to be represented with Better Care Together. The events will be held on

Monday 14 March (Voluntary Action Leicester, Newarke Street, Leicester) 10am-12.30pm
Wednesday 23 March (location to be confirmed – planned to be in the east of Leicestershire or Rutland) 10am-12.30pm

Agenda

Brief overview of BCT (5-10 mins)
Where we are up to (what we’ve done so far, the challenges ahead of us) (10 mins)
Discussion – Prevention and how the VCFS can support this work (20 mins including feedback – tbc)
Why the VCFS view is important to BCT and examples of models other partnerships have used to facilitate and co-ordinate input from a large number of organisations  (15 mins)
Discussion –  The VCFS is one with many voices and perspectives.  How can VCFS involvement be structured to ensure their voice is heard within the Partnership Board?  What do you think of the models previously discussed, or would something else work better? (30 mins including feedback)
Discussion – what are the barriers to VCFS input and participation in the programme, and how can these be overcome within current the resources and time frame available? (20mins including feedback)
Next steps – how we will incorporate feedback into developing their representation at partnership board/how we’ll feedback to VCFS partners (10mins)