Actions and Detail Panel
Shaping and Influencing the Local Community Offer: Disabilities
Thu 15 September 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
Community Southwark hosted the “Commissioning, but not as you know it!” event on 30th June, to identify the health and wellbeing needs of the local adult population. Those who attended came up with an extensive and broad range of areas that they felt was currently unmet or where there was room for significant improvement. Some examples of best practice were also identified.
The clear message that emerged from 30th was that the population needs must inform the type of support that is provided. We now want to take this to the next stage by organising further sessions on 15 September to work through what the desired outcomes of meeting those needs might be.
Practical outcomes of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) support may range from helping people feel more empowered and better about themselves, through to reducing pressures on statutory services, including lengthy hospital stays. Clearly, there will be areas that the voluntary sector will have little influence over, but we believe that the VCS has an important and unique role to play in providing support that achieves better outcomes for the adult population of Southwark.
In particular we are keen to explore during the workshops:
priority outcomes for the adult population
what can the VCS offer
the barriers that communities face in making this happen
ensuring that the right outcomes are pursued or what might be more relevant in 2017
In order that the sessions are targeted, we are again stipulating that organisations wishing to attend should be providing support services to adults in Southwark.