Have your say on the North Yorkshire Community Plan
Local Government North Yorkshire and York (“LGNYY”) and the Chief Executives Group for North Yorkshire and York (“the CEO Group”) are currently leading a piece of work to refresh the North Yorkshire Community Plan 2011/14.
The North Yorkshire Community Plan sets out some key priorities for how to help make North Yorkshire an even better place in which to live, work and visit. It does this by focusing on important issues for communities which need partnership efforts to be tackled effectively.
Call for voluntary sector to share their knowledge
The voluntary sector works closely with local communities and has a unique understanding of local needs at a grassroots level. This is an important opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to have their say.
Please return your comments on the draft version of the North Yorkshire Community Plan 2014/17 to the CEO Group by Friday 17 January 2014.
NY Community Plan consultation
Policy and Partnerships
North Yorkshire County Council
Brierley Building (Room 36)
Responses will be posted online by 31 January 2014.
Come and have your say: be part of your local NHS
Clinical leaders in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are inviting people to have their say about local health services and help shape the future of the local NHS.
Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (AWC CCG) is holding a special public event in Ilkley on Thursday 16 January to meet people and hear what’s important to them about their local health services.
Views and ideas put forward by people will be fed into the CCG’s plans which are being developed for future services over the next two to five years across the area.
The public engagement event will be led by the CCG’s chief clinical officer, Dr Phil Pue, and clinical chair, Dr Colin Renwick. They will talk about how people can influence their local health services by getting involved and giving their views.
“We’re committed to involving local people in helping to shape health services and sharing their views, so the CCG can really learn from their experiences - both good and bad,” said Dr Phil Pue.
“We want to do everything we can to understand people’s health needs and to make sure our services meet those needs – that’s why it’s so important to hear their experiences of the NHS, views and ideas so we can make changes that really matter.”
People attending will also be able to find out what the CCG has achieved over the last few months and how it is involved in the ‘Call to Action’ national debate to ensure the NHS is ready to face the challenges of tightening budgets, an ageing population and an increase in demand for services.
The event will be held at Kings Hall in Ilkley on Thursday 16 January from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to come along.
Patient and public engagement – a priority area for the CCG – will also be on the agenda with the CCG keen to hear people’s views on how it can get more people involved in the way their health services are organised and run. Getting patients involved, and the CCG learning from their experiences, can help improve the quality of healthcare services.
If you would like to tell the CCG about your experiences, please contact the CCG via its website: www.airedalewharfedalecravenccg.nhs.uk or call: 01274 237324. Local people can also join their practice patient group or get in touch with Healthwatch Bradford (for Bradford district patients): www.healthwatchbradford.co.uk or Healthwatch North Yorkshire (for Craven patients): www.healthwatchnorthyorkshire.co.uk
Health & Wellbeing Board North Yorkshire
Notes from the Voluntary Sector Representative
of the meeting held on 25th September 2013
The agenda items and discussions included the following:-
1. Integration Framework and Outcome of Pioneer Bid
· Over 100 bids submitted to become an Integration Pioneer and North Yorkshire / York were not successful. Are expected to continue to make progress in planning and delivering better integrated care.
Bid from Bradford Airedale and Craven has gone forward to the next stage of selection and feedback expected in October.
· Integration Transformation Fund – The Government has created a £3.8b pooled budget for 2015/16 intended to help move care out of hospital and into the community, and improve working and integration between Health & Social Care. Health and Wellbeing Boards will need to sign off proposals for the fund before submission to the Area Team of NHS England.
For North Yorkshire – 3.8b – but not new monies. Around £19M will be generated by CCGs being top sliced in 2015/16 and partners need to note and support the impact of local decisions on the local health system.
The integrated Commissioning Board has proposed inter alia:-
a) Focus on Countywide commissioning in areas such as Learning Disability and Complex Needs.
b) Create 5 locality (CCG level) plans for integration of services for frailty, urgent care, and intermediate care/Reablement. Content to include local description, priorities and gaps and plans on assessment, service delivery, pathways.
c) Sixth Plan for whole County pathways eg. IT enabled.
Timelines – Agree to share 5 plans at an extraordinary ICB meeting 4/11; report to Health & Wellbeing Board 29/11/13; submission to Area Team March 2014.
Discussion around cuts in CCG funding in North Yorkshire; possible pump-priming of services using non-recurring monies to release cost and future savings; commissioning of specific services which help reduce admissions.
Also raised importance of interface with the voluntary Sector and ability to shape timely interventions.
· Approved the Integration Framework document.
· Noted the guidance on the Integrated Transformation Fund.
· Supported the areas identified for the basis for Integration Plans.
· Noted the timescale for production of the Integrated Plan.
2. Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for North Yorkshire 2013
· This is the first report and provides a “snapshot” of the health needs in North Yorkshire highlighting among others the following key features:-
a) Stark differences in death rates between communities within North Yorkshire.
b) Population is getting older placing increasing pressure on Health & Social Care Services, but also providing opportunities for active and healthy ageing;
c) North Yorkshire has high level of risky drinking behaviour and binge drinking activities.
· Three key domains of public health – healthy improvement, making the most of money we spend on health and social care; protecting the public from diseases and environmental hazards.
Recommendations and Priorities
· Reduce the inequalities in health across the county;
· Focus on happy and healthy ageing, helping people to maintain their health and independence;
· Give every child the best start in life and ensure young people can move from education into employment in the county.
· Public Health & Wellbeing central consideration in the decision making of all organisations;
· Harness the “Tour de France” experience and create a social and physical activity legacy in the county.
· Prevent the health and social harms caused by high levels of alcohol consumption.
Full report and case studies can be found on-line at:
Craven CVS Funding Update
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Age Uk announce Winter Grants programme now open!
Our Winter Cheer grants programme offers up to £450 to fund initiatives that help reduce or prevent older people’s loneliness and isolation during the winter months. The grant can be used to, for example, run a social event this Christmas or provide hot meals or blankets to those at risk of being lonely and isolated this winter.
The programme is part of our Spread the Warmth campaign and it’s only open to Friends and Forums which have confirmed their relationship with Age UK following our recent re-registration process.
The application process is open until 5 November.
Successful applicants will be asked to share evidence of how they’ve used the funding, and we’ll feature these stories in The Link early next year.
If you have any questions on the Winter Cheer grants programme, please contact Rebecca Black in Age UK’s Grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 3033 1153.
Please send any other enquires to Forums@ageuk.org.uk
2014 GSK IMPACT Awards
GSK's IMPACT Awards are designed to reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £25,000 and £2 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at £4,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials. Closing date 20 September 2013
The Foyle Foundation's small grants scheme is designed to support smaller, registered charities in the UK with a turnover of less than £100,000. They focus on those working at grass roots and local community level. One-year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for successful applicants are available.
BBC Performing Arts Fund - Community Theatre
The scheme aims to support the development of not for profit community theatre groups. Grants of up to £5,000 will allow groups to carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members and raise their profile in their communities. The Fund wants to encourage groups to take on more challenging projects through commissions and encouraging collaboration with professional theatre makers and other local organisations. Closing date 16 September.
Sport England's Small Grants uses lottery funding to make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport. To find out more about the fun and how to apply visit the Sport England website.
Co-operative Bank Customer Donation Fund
The Co-operative Bank is looking for applications to the Customer Donation Fund from all Co-operative Bank Community Directplus account holders for a chance to receive up to £1,000 to support special projects and fundraising activities.The next deadline for applications is 30 September 2013.
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