The voluntary and community sector: the secret weapon for joining up care for people

15 Jun 2022
Theatre 4 - 3B
Collaboration & partnerships

Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) across the country are demonstrating the benefits of working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to improve innovation, creativity and reach.

This session will look at how the diversity of the VCSE sector is coming together in ICSs, and the role it is playing in delivering better health outcomes for residents across health and care partnerships and providing more joined-up, co-ordinated care that meets individual needs in a flexible way. It will highlight the practical solutions that have been found to facilitating collaboration. During this session, you will:

  • Hear about the benefits of VCSE inclusion in health and care integrated partnerships through first-hand experience from within the sector
  • Find out more about the scope and range of partnership opportunities such as population health management, service redesign and transformation, workforce, social value, inequalities, personalised care and social prescribing
  • Improve your understanding of challenges that can arise in ICS and VSCE partnership working, and learn about the practical solutions that are being adopted
  • Share your views on opportunities and challenges, and shape the future direction of policy and development support for VCSE partnerships in ICSs.
Keymn Whervin, Lived Experience Manager - National Voices
Greg Fell, Director of Public Health - Sheffield City Council
Steve Curry, Chief Executive - Harlington Hospice
Susannah Howard, ICS Programme Director - Suffolk and North East Essex ICS
William Higman, Associate Director for Programme Innovation - Rethink