We are delighted to share a video of our CEO Emma Rowse. This video shares updates about the £3m of funding received. We leveraged this to develop the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector’s capacity and capability in the Integrated Care System.
In this video we talk to Emma about her time so far in post as CEO of Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum. We also find out more about the ICB grant and what has been spent so far. Please open the video in YouTube to view in chapters and with subtitles.
The grant will enable the VCSE to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIoS). Alongside this is an aim to reduce the impact of health inequalities. We are extremely grateful to colleagues in the sector and our partners for taking the time to co-design this with us. The grant will be shared over three years.
Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations. As a system, we come together to plan and deliver joined up services. This improves the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in their area.
They exist to achieve four aims:
• Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
• Tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
• Enhance productivity and value for money
• Help the NHS support broader social and economic development
The ICS design framework includes expecting systems to include the VCSE sector as a strategic partner. It means we are valued for shaping, improving, and delivering services which enable people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing. These arrangements build on VCSE partners’ involvement in relevant forums. This includes at neighbourhood level.
The Health and Wellbeing Alliance is chaired by Vanessa Matthews from School for Social Entrepreneurs. It has steered the co-design process, which is in its final draft. We will share with the sector and our partners in health and care before it is recommended to the Cornwall VSF Trustees in October.
Our Strategic and Thematic Alliances will be integral to shaping ongoing development and planning in communities.