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|Title:||£1.7 Million Fund To Boost Social Care In The Borough|
|ID & Publication:||20130911029 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
A NEW funding boost of £1.7 million will look to tap into the rich know-how of local communities to inspire new approaches to tackling grass root health and social issues in the borough.
Community groups, providers and third sector organisations will be given the chance to design and influence the future of services and help people live independently for longer.
Doncaster Council's Adults and Communities, Public Health Directorates and NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group, said the ambition of this new joint funding investment is to promote well-being and independent living - by developing new services which are innovative and responsive to the needs of residents - and increase community ownership and self-help.
This new approach to commissioning in Doncaster will be launched at an event on September 19 at 9.30am (10am start) at the Lakeside Community Church, Doncaster.
At the event a new Doncaster Community Funding Prospectus - with six themes around supporting and maintaining independence - will see community organisations 'meet commissioners of health and social care' to discuss their ideas for services and activities.
Councillor Pat Knight, Doncaster Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: 'This is an exciting a new approach to how Doncaster commissions its health and social care services in the borough.
‘We know that statutory services cannot provide all the solutions that will help people maintain their independence and well-being.
‘We know that there are many user led groups, organisations and service providers already providing good and cost effective support for adults in Doncaster. We want to hear those ideas and explore how we can support their development.
‘Together, we want to actively encourage and support the most vulnerable residents of Doncaster to have healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyles. We look forward to seeing you there.’
The six themes within the prospectus include; ensuring people have information to enable them to make informed decisions, removing barriers to accessing services, tackling social isolation, keeping people living well and living independently in their home and community, supporting carers and strengthen support for people in the community with specific health concerns.
People must book their places as soon as possible as places are limited to two per organisation or community group.
People are encouraged to register early by contacting Doncaster Council's Lead Commissioning Officer Fay Wood on email@example.com, or (01302) 737817.
The £1.7 million funding - over the next two years - will see the Council adopt a three pronged approach. The Innovation Fund will form the majority of the discussion at the forth coming event.
More details on the Doncaster Community Funding Prospectus will be made available shortly on the following websites: Doncaster Council www.doncaster.gov.uk
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