Do you work with the frail elderly or those with long term health conditions?
Do you have an interest in the Integration of Health and Social Care?
Do you provide or collaborate of any locally led community services such as lunch clubs, befriending services or other projects that bring together the frail elderly or those with long term conditions in a community setting?
If so, you may be aware that Durham Community Action (DCA) is working our colleagues in the sector, and health and social care services to develop engagement of the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) in County Durham with the programme to integrate Health & Social Care in County Durham.
The primary objective of this work is to develop a coherent and consistent framework for the VCS and Teams Around the Patients (TAPs) to provide joined up community led services for frail elderly people and those with long term health conditions.
DCA would like to ‘take the temperature’ of the current level of engagement across the sector by gathering some initial thoughts from the you.
To that end we would appreciate if you (or the most appropriate member of your organisation) could complete the following survey questions for us by Wednesday 6th September.
The House of Lords has set up a committee to explore the issues of citizenship and civic engagement in the twenty-first century. The committee is keen to hear from a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations in order to understand the nature of the citizenship challenge for different parts of society; the aim being to identify new ways of building bridges within and between communities, and to support civic engagement. Ambition will be working alongside sector partners to provide a collective response.
Pharmacy Survey **New**
Hello there, I’m hoping you can help.
We’re currently working with the Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Public Health in County Durham by collecting the views of the general public about their knowledge and use of services available in their local pharmacies. The information gathered will be used to produce a report to improve and build on future services and will be shared with our partners and the public.
We will be out and about in the summer asking people what they think about pharmacy services but to try to reach as many people as possible the survey is also available online. If you were able to include the link in your next e-bulletin it would be much appreciated:
The survey is open to anyone who accesses pharmacy services in the County.
We expect to keep the survey open until Friday 18th August.
Sugar Smart Community Survey **New**
We launched our SUGAR SMART campaign at the Durham Centre yesterday and already have pledges to take action to help people reduce their sugar consumption from a number of partners including the NHS Foundation Trust, Durham University and several departments at DCC. Claypath Deli in Durham are also going to take part and we hope to recruit other independent restaurants.
We have a community survey that we would like as many people as possible to complete, so please help us by filling it in yourself and then passing on to friends, family, mailing lists (where appropriate), colleagues etc. There are two £10 vouchers for Claypath Deli up for grabs as well as free swim vouchers.
Here is the link to the survey to get views on sugar consumption and how best to reduce it https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GK9WJFB
for your information.
LSCB: Practitioner Survey **New**
I am writing to you to remind you that the staff survey regarding ‘working together’, exploring various aspects of cooperation and multi-agency safeguarding work, is now available for completion.
This survey has been designed by the Working Together sub group and members of that group are the Lead contacts for partner organisations that have any queries regarding the survey content and process. The survey was highlighted in the LSCB’s Summer newsletter, which has been distributed to all LSCB sub group members. The survey is intended to highlight aspects of multi-agency safeguarding practice that can be developed to assist practitioners.
Please promote awareness of the survey and encourage practitioners to complete the survey before the end of August 2017. The results of the survey will be available to the LSCB and will help to inform understanding of the safeguarding landscape and partner agency practice.
If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the survey please contact me for assistance.
Quality and Performance Coordinator
Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board
Tel. 03000 265 772