Over the last two years, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (EHSCP) and the Integration Joint Board (IJB) have been working toward the delivery of a programme of change and transformation. This work was initially outlined in the Strategic Plan (2019-22) and taken forward through an ambitious Transformation Programme.
Within the Plan, work such as the Three Conversations Model, The Edinburgh Wellbeing Pact and Community Mobilisation, The One Edinburgh Model and Home First outlines updated models of care and support in the community. These interrelated programmes aim to allow us all to work together more effectively to improve health and wellbeing in the community; work with people earlier to prevent illness and improve how we can collaborate across teams, across sectors and with local communities.
The four Conversations and Communities events which we co-hosted with the Partnership aimed to:
- Increase knowledge across Health and Social Care Partnership teams and with third sector providers about the strategic developments being delivered through the Transformation Programme and offer the opportunity to discuss how our strategic ambitions connect to the reality of working with people experiencing life-altering circumstances in local communities. This section will be led by EVOC’s Chief Executive Officer, Bridie Ashrowan as a discussion with our Locality Managers and Dr Linda IrvineFitzpatrick, Strategic Programme Manager, Thrive Edinburgh/SRO Edinburgh Wellbeing Pact and Community Mobilisation.
- Strengthen your local referral networks: we know that you are more likely to pick up the phone to someone you know and so we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to get to know your colleagues within the community. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way that we work and the work that we do – strong referral networks help with troubleshooting and signposting.
- Bring you further information about what is going on within the locality: what are some of the challenges for organisations seeking to remobilise? Where are there gaps in the support that people are asking for? Is there anything that EVOC or the Partnership can do to address some of these challenges?