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04/03/2016

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03/03/2016

DAVE MONK – LOCAL BROADCASTER AND CELEB!

Thank you to Dave for supporting us at WhereIsTheCare (see Supporters Page) and asking if we might appear on your show, very much appreciated!

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01/03/2016

SUCCESS REGIME – MID & STH ESSEX.  GET INVOLVED. HAVE YOUR SAY.  WORKSHOPS COMING. FROM SEPT 2016

Part of the NHS Five Year Forward View will allow local health services to take decisive steps to secure high quality, joined-up, improved care.  Three main areas that may involve service changes are: * Faster progress towards joined up health and social care based around localities, *More collaboration and shared services across the three main hospitals in Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend, *Changes in urgent and emergency care in line with national recommendations. Other areas involved: simplifying commissioning and contractual arrangements, developing the healthcare workforce and improving IT and access to shared care records. The intention is to have clinically sustainable services in financial balance by 2018/19.

Public workshops planned for Sept 2016 to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change, to share people’s experiences and give feedback on what might/might not work in future.  Dates will be published here when we have then.

INFORMATION & TIPS

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Tips & Information bites listed in chronological date order.  If you have come across a service, entitlement, innovation, something you didn’t know existed and would help other carer families to know about please let us know! Email us, help@whereisthecare.co.uk.  Thank you.


Date Subject Content
05/09/2016 Information
What's New?

1800 new independent living homes with 24 hr care and support on site by 2021.  Building work has begun with ECC investing £27.7m in Harwich, Walton and Saffron Walden.  0345 6037630 (Social Care Direct) www.essex.gov.uk/inddyliving

16/08/2016 Involving You!

Success Regime – Mid & Sth Essex.  Find out about and get involved in Govt public workshops planned to start Sept 2016  to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change and improvements re NHS Hospitals: Broomfield, Southend, Basildon.

09/08/2016 Carers Entitlements
Information
New Services

GP Care Advisers are attached to some GP surgeries in North East Essex who facilitate people to access social care, welfare benefits and self-help support and visit them in their homes helping patients and carers.  Referrals can be made by your GP, the practice nurse, district nurse, relatives, friends or of course yourself.

08/08/2016 Events
Involving You!

Southend Hospital want patient/carer input to look at and discuss ideas on improving the discharge process. A focus group session is being held 28th Sept 2016 at 6pm.  Book a place pet@southend.nhs.uk or call Healthwatch Southend 01702 356066

23/07/2016 Carers Entitlements
Information
Involving You!

Dept of Health survey on how to support carers further.  Complete and return by 31.07.16!  See above under latest news.