At three different events this spring, EVOC has brought together interested people from across the Third Sector to look at the direction of the new Health & Social Care Integrated Joint Board. Hopefully everyone who would want to be involved has had chance, but as you’ll read elsewhere there is one more opportunity to engage on Monday 8th June.
EVOC also has a page dedicated to the planning of Health & Social Care Integration – including feedback, background papers & more.
So, why have we been bringing people together? Well, we are at the start of writing the new corporate body’s Strategic Plan. We believe that this is a great opportunity to cement the values, approaches and desires of Third Sector organisations into the system.
If you’ve not heard about this before, don’t panic. There will be a full three month consultation during the early autumn and EVOC will work closely with anyone who wants to work with us, to bring people together around themes of interest – e.g. What will the new IJB do for the city’s sensory impaired?
Busy times ahead. Anxiety about budgets yes, but optimism around planning? Maybe aye.