Care Communities or Neighbourhood teams as they are also called, are how health, social services and the community and voluntary sector come together to provide health and well being to all members of their community.
This involves various members of the primary care team (including the GP network, Community mental health, District nurses, Community Physiotherapy and occupational therapy, Pharmacists, Opticians, Dentists and Midwives) Local council representatives (social care, Public health, Education) Third sector organisations (Community and Voluntary sector groups) and local residents looking at ways they can work together to provide innovative solutions to local health and wellbeing problems.
Each care community, while having core similarities will have unique problems and look to tackle them in ways that will work best for them.
It has long been understood that many factors contribute to health and wellbeing, and with our aging population who have complex needs, a single organisation would struggle to meet all of them. The entire community, however, when having adequate resources and working in a cohesive way, utilising all the talents and skills within them may help us achieve these challenges so we can all work towards providing better health and wellbeing for us all.
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- Enable the Population to live well
- Self Care
- Understand our local population need and target initiatives to support them
- Patient Voice
- Home First Approach to keep care closer to home
- Single Point of Access
- Community Beds
- Enhanced health in care homes
- Collaborative working
- Awareness Community Assets
- Relationship building
- Communication channels
- Trained workforce