Stourbridge Choir & Orchestra Summer Concert

Stourbridge Choir & Orchestra are holding their summer concert at Redhill School on Saturday 2nd July, at 6.30 pm.  Tickets on the door £9.  Good wheelchair access.  Programme includes Beethoven’s second symphony, Schubert’s fifth symphony and Mozart’s Te Deum.  Free drinks in the interval, usually in the gardens. Stourbridge Choir & Orchestra Summer...

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The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin

Innovation in home adaptations: a fresh chance. The Disabled Facilities Grant funding increase, new Better Care Fund policy framework and the public health connection This briefing, produced in collaboration with Public Health England, considers how the substantial increase in national funding for home adaptations offers opportunities to improve integration and meet performance targets, particularly reducing delayed transfers of care. It explains the connections between Disabled Facilities Grant finance, this year’s new Better Care Fund policy framework and the interests of public health and the NHS. Source: The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin Please click on link below to access briefing:...

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The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin

Working together: how health, social care and fire and rescue services can increase their reach, scale and impact through joint working This document showcases work by the fire and rescue services to help reduce demand for other services through prevention, including health and social care. Underlying risk factors that ultimately result in fires, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, also have a strong impact on health. Fire and rescue services are applying the principles of early intervention and prevention, to these health-related risk factors, resulting in a reduced demand for the services of others, whilst also continuing to reduce demand for fire and rescue. Source: The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin Please click on link below to access full report:...

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The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin

New care models and prevention: an integral partnership This report, jointly published by NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association, presents five case studies to highlight how vanguards have sought to address the health and wellbeing gap and the impacts seen so far. It finds that a reduction in emergency admissions for the over-65s, fewer delayed transfers of care, and GPs able to dedicate more time to frail older patients are among some of the early achievements of pioneering prevention initiatives taking root across the country. Source: The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin Please click on link below to access full report:...

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The King’s Fund Integrated Care Bulletin

Joint review of partnerships and investment in voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in the health and care sector This report sets out recommendations for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the health and care sector. It is a joint review by the Department of Health, Public Health England, and NHS England. The aim of the review is to: describe the role of the VCSE sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes; identify the challenges and opportunities in realising the sector’s potential; and address challenges and maximise opportunities. It emphasises putting wellbeing at the centre of health and care services, and making VCSE organisations an integral part of a collaborative system....

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