Health and wellbeing partnerships

Health and wellbeing partnerships are established on district council footprints, and will bring together colleagues from county and district councils, health services, wider voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations and other partners. They will focus on the local population’s health and wellbeing by addressing the wider determinants of health to avoid health crises.

The five Place Boards will be aligned to our local partnerships and will be established around the ICB’s locality boundaries.

The five Place Boards (left and the eight Health and Wellbeing Partnership Boards (right)

Our Health and Wellbeing Partnerships

The partnerships that form part of our Integrated Care System include:

  • Breckland Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Breckland Health and Wellbeing Partnership

       Chair: Councillor Tristan Ashby (Portfolio Holder for Health & Communities)

     

       Vice Chair:  Stephen James (Executive Director)

     

     

  • Broadland Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Broadland Health and Wellbeing Partnership

     

    Chair: Cllr Natasha Harpley (Deputy Leader Broadland District Council and Portfolio Holder for Communities and Housing)

     

    Vice-chairs: Heather Farley (Acting Associate Director – North Locality, Norfolk and Waveney ICB);  Alan Hopley (CEO, Voluntary Norfolk).

     

    To read our strategy go to improvinglivesnw.org.uk/~documents/route%3A/download/954/

     

    Priority Delivery Groups:

     

    Mental Health and Wellbeing

     

    A person’s mental health affects every other area of their life. If we can help people find ways to better manage their mental health and wellbeing, we can have a meaningful impact on

    their quality of life. Working at a local level to build community resilience and mutual support will be a key underpinning principle. This might include mindfulness approaches, community

    groups and other group activities.

     

    Resilient and Healthy Communities

     

    By supporting people to be healthy and independent, we can help them be an active part of their neighbourhood or community.

    A strong and healthy community is better able to help its residents, so we will seek to build personal and community resilience through projects around self-care, exercise,

    healthy eating and other individual and group activities.

     

    Access and Prevention

     

    In order to benefit from health and wellbeing services, we first have to be able to access them. And the earlier we can access them, the more likely it is that we can prevent the

    worsening of conditions. We will address inequitable access to services, tackling loneliness and isolation, ensuring that people are able to get the help they need when they

    need it. This will include signposting and access to health and community services.

     

    Contact: healthandwellbeingpartnerships@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

     

    improvinglivesnw.org.uk/~documents/route%3A/download/954/

     

     

  • Great Yarmouth Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Great Yarmouth Health and Wellbeing Partnership

  • Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership

        Chair: Councillor Jo Rust (Portfolio Holder for People and Communities)

    Vice Chair: Mark Whitmore (Assistant Director – Health, Wellbeing & Public Protection)

     

     

  • North Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership
  • South Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    South Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership

     

    Chair: Cllr Kim Carsok (South Norfolk District Member for Forncett and Portfolio Holder for Healthy and Active Communities)

     

    Vice-chairs: Olga Tsirogianni (Head of Integration and Partnerships (South Norfolk), Norfolk and Waveney ICB); Amy Griffiths (CEO, Citizens Advice Diss and Thetford)

     

    To read our strategy go to improvinglivesnw.org.uk/~documents/route%3A/download/953/

     

    Priority Delivery Groups:

     

    Mental Health and Wellbeing

     

    A person’s mental health affects every other area of their life. If we can help people find ways to better manage their mental health and wellbeing, we can have a meaningful impact on

    their quality of life. Working at a local level to build community resilience and mutual support will be a key underpinning principle. This might include mindfulness approaches, community

    groups and other group activities.

     

    Resilient and Healthy Communities

     

    By supporting people to be healthy and independent, we can help them be an active part of their neighbourhood or community.

    A strong and healthy community is better able to help its residents, so we will seek to build personal and community resilience through projects around self-care, exercise,

    healthy eating and other individual and group activities.

     

    Access and Prevention

     

    In order to benefit from health and wellbeing services, we first have to be able to access them. And the earlier we can access them, the more likely it is that we can prevent the

    worsening of conditions. We will address inequitable access to services, tackling loneliness and isolation, ensuring that people are able to get the help they need when they

    need it. This will include signposting and access to health and community services.

     

    Contact: healthandwellbeingpartnerships@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

     

    improvinglivesnw.org.uk/~documents/route%3A/download/953/

  • Norwich Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Norwich Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Councillor Beth Jones

    2022/23

    For the period 2022/23, the aim of which is to facilitate the start-up of the H&WP and to address the impact of Covid-19 in the Norwich ‘place’. There were three evidence based overarching priorities agreed by the partnership for covid recovery in Norwich: 

    • Health Inequalities
    • Mental Health
    • Domestic Abuse 

    The following projects were funded and I have highlighted the projects still running through other funding or funding from 24/25etc

    Project: All to Play For Lead delivery partner Active Norfolk has built a partnership with Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) and sports delivery organisations to identify, structure, and implement a physical activity intervention to address local need of improving men’s mental health through a preventative and non-clinical approach. (project still running through continued funding outlined below)

    Project: Power to Change Programme. Lead delivery partner: Leeway Domestic Violence & Abuse Service: The community-based Power to Change programme is a six-week programme for female survivors (16+) of domestic abuse and coercive control. The sessions delivered empower survivors to be able to understand the patterns of controlling and coercive behaviours, identify how this may have impacted on them, how to move on with their lives, understand the impact on children and young people, identify the behaviours in future relationships and to live free from abuse.

    Project: Safe Habitable Homes (self-neglect and hoarding)Lead delivery partners: Norwich CC, N&W ICB: The Safe Habitable Homes project will be an extension of the existing INTERACT (Integrated Anticipatory Care Team) service. INTERACT is a multi-agency service which was established to tackle housing issues that are negatively affecting health and wellbeing.  It is preventative and supports individuals to remain independent in their homes and reduce their risk of needing input from health, social care or other support services and to prevent the possibility of formal eviction proceedings. Due to the high number of referrals into the INTERACT service for individuals living with complex self-neglect and/or hoarding challenges, the Safe Habitable Homes project has been established to provide additional support specifically to meet the needs of this client group. (project still running)

    Project: Norwich Health Justice Partnership. Lead delivery partner: NCAN: The Norwich Health Justice Partnership (NHJP) consists of an established collaboration between accredited advice providers working in the voluntary sector and embedded within Norwich communities. These partners currently deliver a collaborative Financial Inclusion consortium (FIC) for Norwich City Council that works to ensure Norwich communities can access timely, free, accredited advice around financial and social welfare issues – mainly welfare benefits, debt and housing (in recognition that these issues are usually complex and clustered) through a ‘no wrong door’ approach. 

    Project: Community Connectors. Lead delivery partners: Norwich CC and Shoebox. A Community Connector Co-ordinator and Six Community Connectors employed by Shoebox Community Hub to have conversations in the community about what’s important to them.  Insights gathered will be recorded on a (already established) conversations database. This includes information on assumed demographics, topics mentioned including health, vaccines, mental health as well as more community focused topics such as family or community projects. The Connectors can undertake light touch signposting but will initially focus on community solutions rather than directing people straight into services. Target areas are Mile Cross, City Centre and surrounds, and North /West Earlham. These are all designated Reducing Inequalities Target Areas (RITAs). . (work/ project still running)

    Highlights for 23/24

    • Projects from CRF 22/23 set up/ operational and some still running through to end of 23/ beginning of 24 through other funding or continued funding from partnership.
    • Partnership published the strategy. In consultation with communities the partnership researched key priorities and developed them into a full action plan for 23/24 and beyond. Including the endorsement of the 23/24 projects to include spend.
    • Partnership appointed a coordinator. First newsletter published and distributed on Dec 2023
    • INTERACT won ‘Social Prescribing Wider Determinants Collaboration of the Year’ the recent Norfolk & Waveney Integrated Care System Social Prescribing Conference. INTERACT is a multidisciplinary project involving Norwich City Council, Age UK, Norfolk Citizens Advice, Voluntary Norfolk, One Norwich Practices and an Integrated Care Coordinator from Norfolk County Council. 
    • In response  to the reports of rickets in West Earlham and in line with our food equity priority an initial meeting was set up with infanct school in West Earham to establish what could be done to help the families within the school that may need extra support.Following that meeting, it was agreed that the Wellness on Wheels bus would be used to visit the school to provide direct help. Norwich is working collaboratively with children’s services, primary care and all other relevant agencies to deliver a coordinated response so that the school is not overwhelmed with multiple approaches. If the visit proves successful for families, other schools in the RITA neighbourhoods will be contacted to see if they would be interested in a similar intervention.

    Projects that have been funded for 23/24 spend are detailed below.

    Physical Activity & Mental Health​

    • Older people & SI: Age Friendly Norwich – sheltered housing project. To provide activity befriending to tackle social isolation.
    • Utilise recreational activity to engage with men age 16+. Upscale existing activity through the ATPF project
    • Menscraft/ INTERACT ​horticultural project.
    • Development of new opportunities where physical activity can be undertaken. ​

    Food Equity & Social Mobility​

    • Children and young people are able to access affordable healthy food & vitamins from an early age. Increase take up of healthy start vouchers & vitamins in Norwich. The Feed delivery partner
    • People have access to affordable & healthy food and education to know how to cook it and to understand how people in poverty can achieve a healthy diet on a budget.  The Feed delivery partner
    • North Earlham pilots, removing barriers to opportunities  BITC​
    • DWP- Destigmatise entry to work and careers in targeted areas Scale up for BITC​
    • DWP - Engagement and learning for most deprived communities. Scale up for BITC​

    Hearing Community Voices & Access to Support and Activities  ​

    • Embedding community voice insights across partner’s work - training and engagement​
    • Increasing community access to services. Piloting in targeted areas​
    • Increasing community access to services. Develop proposal for preferred compendium of services approach​
    • Comm grants in RITA areas ​
    • Strengthening networks and shared training ​

    Comms​

    • Ringfence for promotional material/  campaigns/ advertising needed for special events/ interventions​

    Contact email address:  bethwall@norwich.gov.uk

  • Waveney Health and Wellbeing Partnership

    Waveney Health and Wellbeing Partnership