Sefton CVS Health & Social Care Forum Dates for 2014 December 3rd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Sefton CVS Health & Social Care Forum The Health and Social Care Forum aims to: develop a strategic response to health & social care issues establish meaningful partnerships within the voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector inform and influence the people involved in the design and delivery of health and wellbeing services. The Forum provides an opportunity for groups to ‘get together’ to share best practice, resources, ideas and experiences, to take action on collective issues, to get information from partners, and other groups and to identify opportunities (such as training or collaborative opportunities). We also promote the work of Sefton’s VCF sector to key partners, locally and nationally. Health & Social Care Forum Meetings 2014 Thursdays – 10.00 am All of these meetings will be held at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Waterloo, L22 1RR 30th January 27th March 22nd May 31st July 25th September 27th November Sefton Information, Advice & Advocacy Forum 2014 Fridays – 10.00 am These meetings are held quarterly and will alternate between North and South of the Borough 31st January – The Atkinson, Southport 23rd May – Venue TBC 29th August – Venue TBC 28th November – Venue TBC Click here to download all 2014 dates (PDF) Current work and priorities: Bi-monthly meetings Including presentations on services, strategic developments, funding and consultation opportunities, new initiatives and providing an opportunity for services to share information and network. Information Exchange Policy briefings and information updates for network members. Advertising your new projects and initiatives through the Network meetings and bi-monthly updates. We also produce a Health and Wellbeing E-Bulletin, to subscribe to it email [email protected] Strategic Representation & Time Limited Working Groups Established to undertake specific pieces of work identified as priorities by Sefton Council, NHS Merseyside and the Area Partnerships. Information and Training Sessions A range of training events and information sessions run throughout the year. Sharing Good Practice On issues such as Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and “joined-up” working. Updates on Initiatives and strategic developments Particularly on upcoming changes to the NHS, and changes on developments locally which impact on the commissioning of health and social care services. Membership of the Forum is open to voluntary, community and faith (VCF) organisations that provide services with a health, social care or wellbeing focus. Whether your group is a small community group or a large voluntary organisation, we aim to provide something for everyone to help you to continue to provide quality services for your users. To find out more about Health and Wellbeing contact Rachel Bridge, Health and Wellbeing (Adult) Lead at [email protected] Telephone 0151 928 2233 ext 219. Alternatively you can contact Jo Crewe, Central Support Officer at [email protected] or by telephone on 0151 920 0726 ext 203. Related Comments comments!