Co-production Team member, Coalition for Collaborative Care
How Self Care Changed My Life
To mark this year’s Self Care Week (13-19 November), C4CC’s Co-production Team member, Katie Clarke-Day, explains what self care means to her.
Senior Co-production Advisor, Coalition for Collaborative Care
C4CC: HIV in Hackney
The Coalition for Collaborative Care was recently commissioned to run two workshops for the Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, with the goal of improving the care and support available to people living with or at risk of HIV.
Director, Coalition for Collaborative Care
C4CC Launches New Care and Support Planning Tool
With the launch of a new Care and Support Planning Tool from C4CC and partners, C4CC Director Catherine Wilton talks of the vision of care and support planning for all.
Personal Choice Programme Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
Personalisation for People Affected by Dementia
As part of the launch of the new Progress in Personalised Care and Support Planning Tool, Ian McCreath from Alzheimer’s Society explains why personalisation for people affected by Dementia is so important and how his team is working to achieve this.
Operations Manager, Association of Mental Health Providers
Encouraging Personalised Care and Support Planning in Mental Health Services
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (8-15 May), Edward Strudwick from Association of Mental Health Providers discusses how important it is to not only think about those who have a mental health condition, but also the people and organisations who work hard to support them.
International Project Worker, CHANGE
Accessible Information and Healthcare: Thoughts And Advice From A Person With A Learning Disability
Shaun Webster MBE is an International Project Worker at CHANGE and has delivered training worldwide. He is a role model for co-working and co-production.
In this blog Shaun shares his personal experience of accessible information in healthcare and how he is working with C4CC.
Senior Programme Manager, C4CC
C4CC’s Reflections on Realising the Value
C4CC’s Senior Programme Manager, Rebecca Daddow, attended the Realising the Value launch in November 2016 where the Realising the Value team showcased how they had brought the evidence together to create a set of recommendations and developed a range of publications.
Director, Nesta Health Lab
Realising the Value: Four Months On
Nesta Director, Annie Finnis looks back on the work completed in the Realising the Value programme, the great numbers and wonderful stories, that informed the way they thought about what good health and care looked like.
Timebanking, Good Gym and Social Prescribing
C4CC Director, Catherine Wilton talks about the contribution community groups make to health, inspirational organisations she met at a recent ‘Ready Friends’ network and the results of a Reading Voluntary Action social prescribing project.
Future Hospitals Programme – Better Conversations
C4CC Director, Catherine Wilton, writes about the inspiring projects discussed at a recent Future Hospitals event by C4CC partner, Royal College of Physicians, highlighting two in particular that reflect how better conversations can make a difference.
National Voices and C4CC
Co-Production Masterclass A Classic Collaboration
In December 2016, National Voices and C4CC worked in collaboration to co-design and co-host a masterclass in co-production – with the day itself co-produced with members of C4CC’s Co-production Group…
Wellbeing Development Lead, Macc
Who decides what health means?
Clare Tomkinson, Trustee at Timebanking UK and Wellbeing Development Lead at Macc writes about her reflections on the differing views on what makes us healthy and keeps us well.
C4CC Co-production Group member
Carers Rights Day
Richard Cross, a member of the C4CC Co- Production team, blogs on why Carers Rights Day is so important to him.
Engaging and Empowering Communities
C4CC Director, Catherine Wilton discusses the important, sector-wide commitment to developing and nurturing string communities.
Future Hospital Programme Manager, Royal College of Physicians
Time For A New Relationship – Shared Decision Making at the Royal College of Physicians
In the third in our series of blogs from partners discussing their initiatives, as shared at our Partners’ Meeting in June 2016, we hear from Ella Jackson of Royal College of Physicians about their work on shared decision making.
Chief Executive, Community Catalysts
The Inclusive Change Programme
In the latest in our series of blogs from partners sharing their initiatives at our recent partners meeting, Sian Lockwood explains how their Inclusive Change Programme helped communities in Wakefield.
Head of Development and Policy, Spice
People Powered System Change
C4CC partner Spice Time Credits has released their latest ‘Time Credit Impact Report’. Writing a guest blog for the Coalition, David Russell explains how even in challenging times, Spice Time Credits are creating system change.
GP, RCGP Clinical Lead for Care and Support Planning
Collaborative Care and Support Planning – The Clinical Perspective
In the first of a series of blogs following a meeting of our partners on Thursday 9 June 2016 to highlight the initiatives our partners shared, Dr David Paynton discusses collaborative care and support planning from the clinical perspective.
Manager of Enterprise and Community Innovation, Community Catalysts
New Models of Care in Somerset – The Community Catalysts Approach
Helen Allen writes for us today, highlighting the work of C4CC partner, Community Catalysts, with a particular focus on their work in Somerset, looking at where it working, for who and most importantly how.
Royal College of General Practitioners’ Network of Champions Member
Care and Support Planning: It’s time to stop talking and start doing
Today, Lynne Craven writes about why it is time to stop talking about care and support planning and start doing… Written to coincide with the publication of C4CC partner, National Voices’, discussion paper – ‘What is the role of VCSE organisations in care and support planning?’ as part of their Wellbeing Our Way programme.
Improvement Analyst, The Health Foundation
Quiet Bravery: How Two Local Health Economies Are Transforming Their Health And Social Care
Today on the blog, The Health Foundation’s Angelina Taylor looks at how the implementation of the ‘House of Care’ model is helping to transform health and social care in Somerset and Leeds…
Chief Executive, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Empowering Patients is in the DNA of Physios
C4CC partner, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), has been looking at how physiotherapy in primary care can transform lives. In a guest blog today, Professor Karen Middleton chief executive of the CSP discusses how empowering patients and expanding self-referral to physiotherapists can free up GP’s time and help reduce costs.
C4CC Welcomes New NICE Guidance
Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) welcomes new NICE guidance supporting person-centred integration for older people with long term health conditions.
Director Children and Young People, In Control
Keeping the Person at the Centre
Today Nic Crosby, Director Children and Young People, of C4CC partner In Control, guest blogs for us, introducing the third paper from their ‘A Life not a Service’ series. This latest paper explains the basics of a new person-centred and integrated approach to whole life support…
I Have Never Had A Patient Tell Me Medicine Changed Their Life
GP Ollie Hart – who recently hosted the latest in a series of sharing days across three northern GP practices, bringing the term ‘people-powered health’ to life – writes for C4CC on the power of health trainers to change people’s lives for the better.
Dr Selwyn Hodge
Co-Chair, Self-Care Forum
Self-Care Week 2015: Self-Care for Life
Dr Selwyn Hodge, Co-chair of the Self Care Forum, blogs for us this week on the importance of self-care and invites you to be part of their upcoming Self-Care Week 2015.
C4CC Co-production Group Member
Person Centred Care and Co-production- the ‘Get Real’ Factor
We are now on a countdown to NHS Expo 2015, where the Coalition for Collaborative Care will have a strong presence. One of our co-production group members, Christine Morgan, is part of the Expo’s People’s Panel and today writes for us about the importance of person-centred care and co-production…
Director, Inclusive Neighbourhoods
People, Places, Possibilities
Local Area Coordination was introduced to the UK by Inclusive Neighbourhoods after proving successful in Australia. With a strong person-centred approach, some powerful stories are now emerging from Local Area Coordination sites across the UK and following the release of a new report by the Centre for Welfare Reform, Ralph Broad, Director of Inclusive Neighbourhoods writes a guest blog for us on how and why it works – and how you can get involved.
Creating the Conditions for Health and Wellbeing to Thrive, a New Approach for the NHS?
Becky Booth, CEO of innovative social enterprise Spice, a C4CC partner, has written a guest blog for us, following the publication of a report measuring the impact of Spice’s work in developing Time Credit systems for communities and public sectors.
GP and Vice-Chair Islington CCG
How to Make Person-Centred Care Everyone’s Business – Reaching the Majority
A “Commissioning for Person Centred Care Working Group” has been bringing together people using health services with commissioners, providers and policy makers to consider what needs to change so that local people can really benefit from new ways of working. In this guest blog GP and Commissioner Katie Coleman outlines some of the key issues as the RCGP publishes new guidance.
Director, Coalition for Collaborative Care
Towards person centred, community-led health and care
Last week I attended my first meeting of the Realising the Value (RTV) Advisory Board. RTV is the programme bringing together the evidence base for person centred and community focused solutions to the challenges of health and care and to develop tools and approaches to get that evidence effectively used to drive change.
Principal Consultant, Aligned Consultancy
Asset Based Approaches for Health and Wellbeing
It seems in recent times the terms asset based approach, asset based community development, assets, health assets are almost everywhere I look. Well, when I say everywhere, I mean in terms of my work focus and outside interests.