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All of our resources for Sustainable Health and Care Week 2018 are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and communities, save money for services and protect the environment and its resources for future generations. Check out the links below to see how other organisations and trusts have worked to embed sustainability culture in their wider communities and how these practices can benefit your own organisation. 

Social Value in Salford   In this blog Anne Lythgoe highlights the work going in Salford to make the lives of Salford’s residents better. The Social Value Alliance was created and is a social movement that encourages Salford citizens and organisations to make a positive difference through their activities and business.
Huntingdonshire District Council This presentation is a storyboard of the council’s process to combat homelessness in its district. Huntingdonshire is piloting a new approach to combat homelessness by intervening with those identified as a risk at a much earlier stage.
 Erewash CCG Erewash CCG was a vanguard for the new models of care programme. Here Hannah Leaton explores Wellbeing Erewash’s ‘time swap’ programme and how it helps people and communities to stay well. The vanguard has put real investment into asset based community development – to build a thriving healthy community where people know how to keep themselves well and how to keep each other well.
Lambeth GP Food Co-op Lambeth GP Food Co-op builds gardens in GP surgeries so everyone who wishes to learn how to grow food can do so in a safe, secure and supported environment. It provides a space for communities to social and the people who participate are improving their own health and wellbeing. This results in people feeling less isolated and better in themselves which is translating into less GP appointments. Find out more and watch some inspiring videos on its website.
 

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire County Council

Shared Lives Plus

In this blog Rob Webster, Glen Garrod and Alex Fox explain how important it is for the NHS to engage with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to help redefine services for the local community. By doing this we can create sustainable health and care communities which are great places to live and work and help to drive down health inequalities.
Connecting Care Wakefield In this podcast Lesley and Zoe discuss how, the enhanced health in care homes vanguard, is improving the experience of patients accessing services in the area. Connecting Care is part of Care Homes Six vanguards. The team has worked with GPs, healthcare workers, mental health and acute trusts to tackle the main issues of loneliness and to bring together fragmented care.
 Newham CCG

Newham Community Prescription programme is a social prescribing project which offers patients a wide range of physical activities to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity is prescribed by GPs or chartered health professionals to those identified as at risk of developing diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) across the borough of Newham.

Read the programme overview to learn more. 

Read these personal accounts from patients who have gone through the programme which demonstrate the benefits the programme is bringing.

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Gary

Scott

Watch this video which highlights the benefits of walking football. An activity part of the Newham programme with West Ham United.
Social Care Institute for Excellence In this blog, Ewan King, director of business development and delivery reminds us that in order to improve services across the health and care sector, we need to look communities for answers. This asset-based approach of providing care can transform experiences and outcomes. 

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