The next Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary and Community Sector will be on Thursday 4 July from 10 am to 1 pm at RISC, London Street, Reading. Refreshments will be available from 9:30am.
Reading Borough Council is developing new ways of responding to people’s enquiries about care and support. The aim is to think community first and link people into neighbourhood support which maximises their independence, dignity and enjoyment of life. Discussions have started between RBC and voluntary sector providers to co-produce a service which harnesses the knowledge and skills of the voluntary sector in the most effective way to achieve these aims.
New agenda item:
Seona Douglas, (Director of Care and Health Services, RBC) will be attending the Forum to provide an update on the development of this Adult Social Care ‘front door’.
Also on the programme:
- Kim McCall (Health and Wellbeing Intelligence Officer, RBC Wellbeing Team) will demonstrate the new online tool – Instant Atlas – which will form the digital self-serve element of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). We will discuss how the JSNA can support service planning and fundraising, and hear about a framework for capturing local research, including reports commissioned by voluntary organisations.
- Carolyn Lawson (Urgent Care Programme Lead, Berkshire West CCG) will lead discussions about the work of the A&E Delivery Board and the development of the Berkshire West Urgent and Emergency Care strategy. The strategy will focus on four areas including keeping people safe and well at home, both to prevent hospital admission and to settle at home after a hospital stay, recognising the role of voluntary organisations delivering these priorities.
- Networking and sharing successes.