Our Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Review 2016/2017 and Delivery Plan 2017/2018 were approved by the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board on the 6 September and then the County Council on 21 September 2017.
We are now in the fourth and final year of the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy 2014-2018. Our annual review presents over 100 examples of achievements in support of the 18 outcomes within the strategy. These are taken from across the services provided by our social care, public health, clinical commissioning groups, hospitals and health providers, as well as emergency, voluntary and community services.
Key achievements include:
- – During 2016, smoking in pregnancy services saw a 25% increase in referrals compared to 2015.
- – Helping Hands community project (local charity supporting homeless people) have opened a charity shop and café to enable them to offer their customers training and work experience in retail and catering. They now offer volunteers the opportunity to undertake an NVQ.
- – HEART (Home Environment Assessment Response Team) is a new and integrated approach to social care and housing which focuses on the customer and their carer, not organisations, to deliver the right practitioner at the right time with the right solution. Customers are assessed for home aids and adaptations to maximise their independence at home.
- – The MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) is over a year old and in 2016 has received 23,000 contacts and referrals.
These achievements are summarised within the annual review. They are also set out as individual case studies demonstrating the activity taken, the impact it has had and planned future actions.
Our Delivery and Development programme sets out a clear work programme of activity for 2017/2018. Our areas of priority over the coming year are making prevention everyone’s business; improving housing and wellbeing; ensuring early help for vulnerable children; integration and co-location of services; and adding value to acute service redesign.
We will also fulfil a number of statutory duties, including the delivery of the place based Joint Strategic Needs Assessment; completion of the pharmaceutical needs assessment and endorsement of the Clinical Commissioning Intentions.
As a health and wellbeing board we will also continue to champion and facilitate greater partnership working across the health and care system.
Warwickshire County Council Leader and Councillor Izzi Seccombe said:
“We want to make Warwickshire the best it can be and the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board has a critical role in leading and shaping this agenda.
The annual review is great way to celebrate our successes and look ahead to what we want to achieve in the coming year.”