Pip Goff, as part of Forum Central, is based in the system-wide Local Care Partnerships team providing support and resources to help Local Care Partnerships develop as well and as quickly as possible so they can best meet the need in their communities.
She is supporting third sector representation on LCPs and advocacy on behalf of the sector and communities to ensure that information, investment and resources flow fairly.
Local Care Partnerships offer Third Sector opportunities for engagement across our diverse organisations – including hyperlocal, citywide and regional despite differences in capacity and resources.
Local Care Partnerships Development are each at different stages of development. There are many ways that we can build on Social Value and Community Assets, including links with the ABCD approach and there may be potential for future funding.
Pip has been identifying suitable Third Sector organisations to link to each LCP PHM Project team. The LCP development team is facilitating an introductory session on PHM for Housing Officers so that they have the opportunity to reflect as a group on the opportunities for them to be actively involved.
Hannah McGurk is working alongside Pip on the Local Care Partnerships with all the frailty work going on at the moment.
She is Health Improvement Specialist for Frailty within Public Health with the aim of bringing in wider determinants of health and a strength-based approach and ensuring that the third sector is included in this work, sharing the good learning from the sector, and raising an awareness of the great projects already being run in each of these areas.
Her role focuses on addressing health inequalities and therefore focused on the Local Care Partnerships in this programme that are nationally ranked as ‘deprived’ areas: Armley, Beeston, Burmantofts and Richmond Hill, Chapeltown, Harehills, York Road, Middleton / Hunslet.
The seven further LCPs Wave 2: Central, HATCH (Chapeltown, Harehills, Richmond Hill & Burmantofts), Holt Park Middleton & Beeston, Armley and York Road started this work in October and have attended two workshops in Pudsey with a wide range of Third Sector representatives.
The main focus of the day was for each LCP to identify people – patients identified as ‘frail’ within primary care – to be considered for an intervention. An exercise was also done around the plan-do-study-act cycle model help the LCP’s in thinking about how best to execute their interventions.
Pip has also been supporting the Harnessing the Power of Communities and talking about our work in various settings including at Yorkshire Funders forum and at a national Transforming HealthCare Together event alongside NHS England