The Health and Wellbeing network is one of a number of specialist networks facilitated by Community Action Suffolk for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Suffolk. This network complements our Health and Wellbeing work.
Our Health and Wellbeing network supports the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board representatives (see below). Its regular meetings allow you to have direct input to Suffolk’s Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board agenda. We send a bi-monthly Health and Wellbeing newsletter to the network providing updates on national, regional and local policies, changes to county services and news about other meetings and forum.
There is a complex web of partnerships and forums in Suffolk. Many oversee services which address health and wellbeing. CAS seeks to draw information from them, to champion voluntary sector representation and open up discussion. We invite voluntary sector members to post important issues for the sector.
This network is open to all VCSE sector organisations. You will receive email updates when we have relevant news and information to share, including a bi-monthly Health and Wellbeing newsletter. The network meets in advance of the bi-monthly Health and Wellbeing Board.
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|23 January 2018||Brightspace, Ipswich|
Your VCSE sector representatives are elected by VCSE sector representatives sit on the Health and Wellbeing Board for three years. They are:
The VCSE sector Health and Wellbeing Network (above) supports the work of the representatives and is a place where you can have direct input to the Health and Wellbeing Board agenda
CAS provides regular updates on the main issues that the Board is considering through the Health and Wellbeing bulletin. It includes information about related consultations and engagement events in the “Have Your Say” section. To receive the bulletin and other Health and Wellbeing information, simply become a CAS member (free) and check the Health and Wellbeing updates box.
Set up as a committee of Suffolk County Council in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board has a duty to encourage integrated working between health, care, police, and other public services to improve the wellbeing of Suffolk residents.
The Board has 23 members including members and officers from the County Council, Suffolk’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS England, HealthWatch Suffolk, the police, the police and crime commissioner, district and borough councils and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector.
The work of the Board is guided by the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2019 The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2019. The Strategy has 4 Outcomes:
With four crosscutting and connecting themes:
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|25 January 2018||Endeavour House, Ipswich|
|15 March 2018||Riverside, Lowestoft||
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Pete Richardson, Chief Executive
Community Action Suffolk’s mission is to strengthen and champion community action in Suffolk by supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in its work.
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