The meeting commenced with introductions and housekeeping.
Kamala Williams – BCUHB
Kamala provided an update on the Health Board’s “Living Healthier Staying Well” Strategy. This is a ten year strategy for health and wellbeing in North Wales.
Key sections will be added to the strategy from the Population Needs Assessment. It is recognised that early intervention is very important; more resources need to be put into this area.
It is important to feedback into the strategy now.
Jo Ward – Commissioning, Contracts and Integration Manager, WCBC Contracts and Commissioning Team
Jo provided information on Wrexham Adult Social Care’s approach to commissioning services. Jo works between ASC and BCUHB. She explained that, from an audit perspective, there needs to be a strategy in place for the next financial year.
It was suggested that the strategy will need to be easily accessible and available in various formats e.g. BSL etc.
Jo is happy to come to the network event in May 2018 to provide an update.
Eleri Lloyd – Social Value Manager, Social Value Cymru, Mantell Gwynedd
Eleri introduced the North Wales Social Value Project which the six CVCs are delivering in partnership.
Social Value Cymru is part of Mantell Gwynedd CVC. This is a three year project funded by the Big Lottery and is seen as an opportunity for third sector organisations in each county to measure their social value. Social Value means the value/worth of things that change as a result of activities, e.g. changes to peoples’ lives and changes to demands on services. Funders are increasingly asking about social value.
Projects should be running up to two years and must have a board of trustees. Social Value Cymru is able to work with trustees to enable them to become Social Value Champions.
Applications will be opening in January 2018.
For further information, please contact Eleri at Eleri@mantellgwynedd.com or 01286 672 626.
Kelly Jones – Regional Caseworker North Wales, Mencap WISE Project
Mencap WISE is a free service offering support, advice and information through a Freephone service (0808 8000 300); Regional caseworkers and online and through the website: www.mencap.org.uk/cymru.
People with a learning disability, their families and supporters, from support workers to directors of social services and anyone who wants support and information on LD issues and services can use the project.
The project is funded through Welsh Government until 2019 to cover the whole of Wales. There is a possibility that the project may be funded further due to the demand.
Please see the following presentation for further information:
If you require any further information, please contact Kelly at Kelly.email@example.com or 01248 361 254.
Future Network Meetings
Any organisations, services or projects wishing to present at future network meetings are asked to contact Fran Hughes (email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01352 744003 or 01978 312556).
Future meeting dates:
- 11th January 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Connah’s Quay Civic Centre, Wepre Drive, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire
- 8th March 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Gwersyllt Community Resource Centre, Gwersyllt, Wrexham
To register, please email Karen.email@example.com