When C4CC was launched back in November 2014, it was a coalition of 14 founding partners. Over the past five months, we have been pleased at the number of health, social care, voluntary and community organisations that have joined the Coalition. So much so, that our partnership strength has now increased to 49, with partners contributing resources and in kind to the achievement of our vision.
We know the Coalition will be further strengthened as we continue to bring together strong, like-minded organisations to build our alliance for change together with people living with or supporting people with long-term conditions, we can act to make person-centred care and support a reality.
To be a partner of C4CC, organisations and groups should be strongly committed to the vision and goals of C4CC and willing to make an active and direct contribution to the work of the Coalition.
C4CC partners are typically groups and organisations with national coverage and are committed and relevant to achieving the goal of collaborative, person-centred care and support.
They may offer:
– Expertise through experience of using care and support
– Professional, policy and organisational leadership across health, and social care
– Workforce and leadership support
– Development, innovation and academic expertise and capacity
– Charity, third sector and provider knowledge and capacity
You don’t have to be a partner to learn more about the work of C4CC and support the Coalition’s activities – you can become a member and receive our monthly newsletter here and also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For full details of our partners, please see the list below:
ADASS is the association of directors of adult social services in England. It is a charity and the association represents the interests of its members. The membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities. Ultimately, ADASS works to achieve social justice.
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life and also protect the long-term interests of future generations. Age UK’s vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. They do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in many ways, through information and advice, campaigns, commercial products, training and research focused exclusively on later life.
Altogether Better’s aim is to work together to activate the full potential of Community Health Champions to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. They have developed an award-winning model of working with citizens and services where change is needed to achieve better outcomes, transform relationships, create capacity and meet increasing demand.
Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many of their 20,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform their work.
ARMA is the association body providing a collective voice for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK. Their vision is of an effective, unified musculoskeletal community working together to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal disorders.
They are working to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis and helping them to remain active. They do this through funding high class research, educating health care professionals and providing information to people with arthritis and their carers.
AMHP is the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. A registered charity, they represent their membership of small, medium and large providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations with the purpose of providing a professional platform on which the vital work of all their members can be seen and heard. AMHP recognises that everyone can be affected by mental ill-health and they believe it is essential that the mental health voluntary and community sector works together for a whole-system approach to improve health and care in the UK.
A professional association of doctors practicing geriatric medicine, old age psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurses, therapists, scientists and others with a particular interest in the healthcare of older people and in promoting better health in old age. It has over 3,200 members and is the only society in the UK offering specialist medical expertise in the wide range of health care needs of older people.
The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. For more than 50 years they have pioneered research that has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Their work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face of the UK’s fight against heart disease.
The British Society of Audiology is a non-profit learned society for all professionals integrated in the latest science and its application, in improving people’s lives with hearing and balance problems. Their work focuses on the fusion of science and compassion for clinical delivery and they aim to advance knowledge, learning, practice and impact in hearing and balance to enhance care.
The British Society for Rheumatology is the professional medical association for rheumatology and musculoskeletal medical and long term conditions. Their members are made up of the whole multi-disciplinary team including consultant rheumatologists, trainees, specialised nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and GPs with special interest in rheumatology.
Carers UK is the UK’s only national membership charity for carers and is both a support network and a movement for change. They have been working for the past 50 years to raise the voice of carers to call for change and seek recognition and support. They also share their own experiences and offer support to carers when they need it, with the ultimate aim of making life better for carers.
Established within the University of Central Lancashire’s School of Social Work and the RSA, with the Royal Society for Public Health and the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics, the Centre for Citizenship and Community, provides support for policy, research, learning and local practice in community engagement and social inclusion.
CHANGE is an international human rights organisation led by disabled people. They work to create opportunities for people with learning disabilities to become empowered citizens who can succeed, grow and participate equally in the community. They have a team of award winning designers and illustrators working alongside experts with learning disabilities who together create bespoke easy read resources and accessible materials in alternative media. In addition they offer training courses which aim to improve working methods as well as working on grant-funded and commissioned projects that promote equality, inclusion and the human rights of all people with learning disabilities. Their co-working method ensures that people with learning disabilities co-lead on all of their work, with an equal salary and status to their non-disabled peers.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council. They provide a wide range of member services and campaign on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.
Community Catalysts is a social enterprise and community interest company, established by and working closely with Shared Lives Plus. They passionately believe in the power of people to effect social change and they work to harness the talents and imaginations of people in communities and organisations to provide innovative solutions to complex social issues.
Diabetes UK is the leading UK diabetes charity. They care for, connect with and campaign on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes, reaching people with diabetes in local communities across the UK. They are experts in the field of diabetes care, treatment and research.
The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) is the professional home for medical leadership in the UK. FMLM works to professionalise medical leadership by setting standards, underpinned by the evidence base, to support and develop doctors at all stages of the medical career and across all specialities. They promote excellence in leadership on behalf of all doctors in public health, primary and secondary care, from medical students to medical directors and for health care provider and advisory organisations across the UK.
Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to help improve the quality of care by ensuring our workforce has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours to meet the needs of patients. HEE provides leadership for education and training, ensuring the shape and skills of the future health and public health workforce evolve to sustain high quality outcomes or patients in the face of demographic and technological change.
In Control is a national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution. They were the pioneers of self-directed support and for over a decade they’ve supported more than 400 organisations nationally to transform their services and deliver personalisation.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. They are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. They are also a force for change, working together to improve cancer care.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Their vision is to not give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They believe that everyone approaching the end of life has the right to the highest quality care and support, wherever they live, and whatever their condition. They work with government, health and social care staff and people with personal experience to improve end of life care for all.
National Voices is the national coalition of health and social care charities in England. They work together to strengthen the voice of patients, service users, carers, their families and the voluntary organisations that work for them. They have more than 160 members with 140 charity members and 20 professional and associate members.
The New Economics Foundation is a people powered think tank. They are rooted in real lives, workplaces and communities. They equip people with the tools they need to take action, now and together they will build a new economy where people really take control.
Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. They are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes. Nesta relies on the strength of the partnerships they form to make change happen.
NHS Alliance is an established and leading authority driving forward the role of primary care and provider of practitioner led solutions across the sector. Unique in its approach, the NHS Alliance brings together primary care providers, practitioners, general practice, social and independent enterprise, NHS trusts and patients.
The NHS Confederation is the only membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services. They have three roles, to be an influential system leader, to represent our members with politicians, national bodies, the unions and in Europe, and to support our members to continually improve care for patients and the public.
NHS England’s main aim is to improve the health outcomes for people in England. Their vision is to create an environment in which everyone has greater control of their health and their wellbeing and are supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.
NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. Since 1999, they have provided the NHS, and those who rely on it for their care, with an increasing range of advice on effective, good value healthcare, and have gained a reputation for rigor, independence and objectivity. In April 2013 they gained new responsibilities for providing guidance for those working in social care.
Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) is an independent provider of practical, expert support to commissioners and general practices. A not-for-profit social business with roots in the NHS, PCC’s mission is to help NHS organisations to improve services for patients with the emphasis on quality of care and value for money.
Public Health England (PHE) protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, reducing health inequalities. They bring together more than 70 organisations into a single public health service and make the public healthier by encouraging discussions, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and other people and organisations. They also protect the nation’s health through the national health protection service and preparing for public health emergencies.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare. They are committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training. Their vision is ‘a world where excellent person-centred care in general practice is at the heart of healthcare’.
The Royal College of Nursing represent nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice and shaping health policies. They aim to influence the development of policy that improves the quality of patient care, and builds on the importance of nurses, health care assistants and nursing students to health outcomes.
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is committed to promoting the unique value and benefits of occupational therapy to the public, service commissioners and political representatives. They are a registered charity and wholly owned subsidiary of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. The College sets the professional and educational standards for the occupational therapy profession.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers, from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the UK. They aim to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness, and the mental health of individuals, their families and communities. Nationally and internationally, the College has a vital role in representing the expertise of the psychiatric profession to governments and other agencies.
The Royal College of Physicians support their fellows and members during every stage of their career and thus improve the quality of patient care. By setting and monitoring the standards of medical training, they ensure that patients are seen by fully trained, capable doctors.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain. They advance the profession of pharmacy for public and patient benefit to secure the future of the profession and their members.
The Self Care Forum works to further the reach of self-care and embed it into everyday life. Since the launch of their Self Care Campaign in 2010, they have made great progress in embedding self-care messages in primary care and now their focus has moved into a solution-building phase, focusing on the ‘how’ rather than the ‘why’, which the Self Care Forum will help to facilitate. They work with their members to establish self-care as a lifelong habit and culture.
Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for shared living approaches to care and support for disabled or older people. Members include Shared Lives carers, local Shared Lives schemes and Homeshare organisations, right across the UK. Shared Lives Plus helps members to work together to survive and thrive, influencing local and national policy makers and providing support, training, events, resources, research programmes and access to insurance.
Skills for Care is the employer-led workforce development body for adult social care in England. The home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, they offer workforce learning and development support and practical resources from entry-level right through to those in leadership and management roles. By working with employers and sharing best practice, they help to raise quality and standards across the whole sector and ensure dignity and respect are at the heart of service delivery.
Skills for Health major in workforce and organisational development. They are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce solutions designed to improve healthcare, raise quality and improve productivity and financial performance. They are a not for profit organisation and the Sector Skills Council for the whole UK health sector, licensed by Government.
Spice is an innovative social enterprise developing Time Credit systems for communities and the public sector. The Spice model places people at the heart of the system and is proven to reduce health inequalities, improve service outcomes and increase public engagement across a range of sectors. People earn Time Credits for every hour given to a service or the community and can then spend them at venues such as the British Museum, Blackpool Tower and hundreds of local sports and cultural venues. Across the UK over 1300 organisations from large councils to NHS agencies to neighbourhood groups use Spice’s model to transform outcomes.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of health care in the UK. They support people working in health care practice and policy to make lasting improvements to health services. They also carry out research and in-depth policy analysis, fund improvement programmes in the NHS, support and develop leaders and share evidence to encourage wider change.
Picker Institute Europe works to understand, measure and improve staff and patient health and social care experiences in order to ensure the highest quality person-centred care for all. They develop the understanding of what matters to patients and service users, and translate this knowledge into questionnaires and toolkits that appropriately and accurately measure people’s experiences of care. They also support commissioners and providers of health and social care services in using the intelligence gained to improve the quality of care.
Think Local Act Personal is a national partnership of more than 50 organisations committed to transforming health and care through personalisation and community-based support. They do this by driving improvements, producing practical tools and guidance, exchanging knowledge and setting an example for the social care and public sector on how to engage people with care and support needs.
Timebanking UK is a national charity and limited company. They are the only membership organisation in the country to offer support and resources to community time banks providing inspiration, guidance and practical help. They share the learning over the past 15 years since timebanking was introduced in the UK to anyone interested in starting a time bank or to those who want to incorporate timebanking into organisations.
Volunteering Matters has been leading UK volunteering in policy and practice for more than 50 years. They know, through years of successful work, that investing in people through the power of volunteering makes a tangible difference to the volunteer, the beneficiary and society as a whole. Their volunteer programmes help to improve health and wellbeing; build stronger, more inclusive communities; and achieve lasting results. They believe that everyone can play a role in their community and should have the chance to participate; they build projects and programmes to reflect this.
Year of Care Partnerships is an NHS team supporting local communities to introduce person-centred coordinated care for people living with long term conditions based on care and support planning; involving people in their care, supporting self-management and shaping services round what matters to each person. They offer experience, expertise and training based on the House of Care framework.