Monthly Archives: October 2021

Tackling violence against women and girls in London – RedQuadrant working with the London Lord Mayor’s Office for Crime and Policing (MOPAC)

6th October, 2021 / Andrew

Context MOPAC is prioritising reducing the impact of violence against women and girls (VAWG) through its action plan. The Home Office awarded MOPAC funding in 2017 for three projects: Sexual Violence Triage programme: developing a new way for survivors of sexual violence to access support across the services commissioned in London. Multi-Agency Stalking Intervention Project: ...

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Somerset Commissioning Academies – The Public Service Transformation Academy working with Somerset County Council

6th October, 2021 / Andrew

The Commissioning Academy is a challenging and intensive programme for public service commissioners designed to bring about real behaviour change. It was launched in 2012 by the Cabinet Office and is now delivered by the Public Service Transformation Academy, a partnership led by RedQuadrant. The Somerset Academies are a local adaptation of our national approach, ...

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100 Day Challenge in Bromley: improving the wellbeing of families of children and young people with autism – Ideas Alliance working with the London Borough of Bromley

6th October, 2021 / Andrew

One Bromley is a partnership of health and care services and the voluntary sector in the London Borough of Bromley. They wanted to co-produce an action plan with parents and carers of children and young people living with autism to improve their support and services. What we did Ideas Alliance facilitated a rapid-results, action-led innovation ...

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Burntwood Be A Friend – Burntwood Town Council

6th October, 2021 / Andrew

Burntwood Be A Friend (BBAF) was set up immediately before lockdown in March 2020. Working in collaboration with St Anne’s and St John’s Churches, Spark (Burntwood) CIC – a parent-led organisation which runs the local children’s centre – local businesses and the Foodbank, the Town Council initially acted as an umbrella organisation to bring numerous ...

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Ethical Homecare – Wigan Council

5th October, 2021 / Andrew

Wigan Council invested £110 million in care and support packages for around 5,000 people. This included £31m for homecare. The system prior to this involved 25 providers operating across the borough at a varied cost and quality, disconnected from local communities and a poorly valued and rewarded workforce. The ethical homecare framework changed all this ...

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Lewisham’s Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme – London Borough of Lewisham

4th October, 2021 / Andrew

Lewisham’s ambition is to halve childhood obesity rates by 2030 through the borough’s Whole Systems Approach to Obesity: changing the environment we live in by making healthier options the easiest choice for children and their families. In 2019, Lewisham Council was chosen as one of five national Trailblazer Authorities to receive funding to support the ...

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Shared lives carers recognised for their hard work during the Coronavirus pandemic – Hull City Council

1st October, 2021 / Andrew

Shared lives carers play a valuable role in society.  Shared lives carers support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems or other needs that make it difficult for them to live a fully independent lifestyle. Paula Curtiss, Shared Lives manager, said: “For many of us, the pandemic has been extremely challenging.  The impact on shared ...

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Enhancing Health, Tackling Climate Change – Cheshire West & Chester Council

30th September, 2021 / Andrew

Context Cheshire’s Natural Health Service uses the best of our county’s green space assets to help tackle recognised local health inequalities. This initiative builds on the growing body of evidence that activities in the natural environment can have a significant impact on keeping people healthy. The programme is made up of health-promoting, enjoyable group activities ...

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Barking and Dagenham One View – Barking and Dagenham Council

30th September, 2021 / Andrew

Partnership response to Covid-19 When the pandemic hit, LBBD faced unprecedented challenges in public health, employment, domestic violence, homelessness, and financial vulnerabilities. It was essential to act quickly to support our most vulnerable residents and to uphold the public mandated ‘Borough Manifesto’: one borough, one community, no-one left behind. Partnering with EY and Xantura, LBBD ...

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Supporting patients self-isolating through a Gardening at Home Scheme – Lambeth GP Food Co-op working with the London Borough of Lambeth

3rd September, 2021 / Andrew

The purpose of this initiative was: provide practical help and support through gardening at home to patients managing Long Covid or stroke telephone and email support from expert garden buddies reduce isolation and increase the sense of belonging through growing vegetables This work started from scratch, and our first step was to recruit a cohort ...

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Supporting People in a Health Crisis – Telford & Wrekin Council

13th May, 2021 / Andrew

Successful integrated rapid response service supports Bob to remain at home   The Health and Social Care Rapid Response Team (HSCRRT) is a new co-located integrated community rapid response service which operates 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm.  The team supports any person aged over 18 who are experiencing a rapid decline of ...

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Community Health Champions – York City Council

27th January, 2021 / Andrew

Community Health Champions are people who, with training and support, voluntarily offer their skills and passion and make use of their community links to transform Health and Wellbeing in their neighbourhood. The Community Health Champions model is proving to be an effective way of reaching people and is making a real difference within communities. Champions ...

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Green Recovery – Oxford City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Oxford City Council’s recovery revitalised the city centre to benefit communities, create liveable streets, start green recovery and improve air quality. As a result of Covid-19, Oxford City Council has implemented a wide range of measures to create liveable streets, start the green recovery and improve air quality. These include creating one-way pavements to free ...

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Test, Track and Trace – Oldham Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

The introduction and roll-out of local test, track and trace arrangements Covid-19 has seen an exacerbation of existing inequalities in the town linked to unemployment, poverty and health. Local increased restrictions were placed on the Borough on 28 July in response to rising infection rates which peaked at 110 per 100,000 population. Emerging evidence suggested ...

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Protecting the Medically Shielded – Telford & Wrekin Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Telford & Wrekin Council utilised data and collaborative relationships to target additional resources at those most vulnerable to the pandemic Early on in the pandemic, Telford & Wrekin Council realised that vulnerable households would need support – in particular, the means to purchase food, access medicines and make social contact to address loneliness, anxiety and ...

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Providing Early Help for Children and Families – Birmingham City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

To identify vulnerable families that were struggling and provide a range of local support for them during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on all communities in Birmingham, but the greatest impact has been on the most vulnerable. Before the pandemic, Birmingham Children’s Partnership (Birmingham City Council, ...

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Establishing a Covid-19 Support Hub – South Tyneside Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Council staff collaborated with the community and voluntary sectors to offer immediate help to those at the greatest risk. Covid-19 has had a profound effect on all aspects of life in South Tyneside – including employment, income, education, physical and mental health, social isolation and mobility. The Council was acutely aware that, while taking the ...

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New Partnerships and Collaborations – Bristol City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

On behalf of and in partnership with NHS Bristol North Somerset South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Partnered and coordinated response to provide PPE, transport and testing. In the initial period of the Covid-19 response there were daily challenges in responding to the wider health and care system needs around PPE. These ranged from significant shortages ...

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