Wellbeing, Health and Social Care

Welcome to the Wellbeing, Health and Social Care pages for Salford's voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

VOCAL: Wellbeing, Health and Social Care Forum

This VOCAL forum’s mission is to improve the capacity for clear and representative Voluntary and Community Sector involvement in the decision–making structures within the city around Health and Social Care.

Taking Charge Together Campaign

For the first time Greater Manchester is taking charge of the £6 billion spent on health and social care in our ten boroughs.The deal has been made with the government because we want to make our own decisions here about some of the most important things in our lives – including health. The goal is to see the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people in Greater Manchester. To do this solutions need to be found together and your opinion matters.

Join in the Taking Charge Together Campaign and have your say.

Healthier Together - North West Sector Partnership

Healthier Together is a review of health and social care services in Greater Manchester (GM) that seek to improve outcomes for all Greater Manchester residents. It has included a GM-wide consultation on a number of proposals. It is known that a range of hospital services have unacceptable variations in quality and outcomes for patients and that there are challenges concerning shortages of specialist staff and limited resources. Hence a new model of care was developed by clinicians from hospitals across Greater Manchester. This new model seeks to improve the effectiveness of GP services, improve how health and social care services are joined up and make sure hospital patients get the highest quality of care.

Find out more about the Partnership on the Healthwatch website.

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

A report from the independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England February 2016.

NAVCA Health and Social Care E-bulletin

In this edition there is an important new publication from NHS England making the case for grants and an update on the voluntary sector review. There is also a roundup of interesting resources, campaigns and events.

Adult Social Care Booklet

To download the adult social care booklet please, click here.

Salford Adult Social Care Market Position Statement

This ongoing Market Position Statement sets out Salford City Councils understanding of social care need, service patterns and other responses across the city. Over time it will become the reference point for all those who play a part in social care in Salford. For the full document click here.

Salford Dementia Action Alliance

2015/2016 Themes; AWARE - ENABLE - ANTICIPATE

Salford Dementia Action Alliance members have identified the following themes as central to members' commitment to the cause:

  • appropriate transport
  • easy to navigate physical environment 
  • businesses and services that respond to customers with dementia
  • ensuring early diagnosis, personalised and integrated care is key

For more information and to get involved with Salford Dementia Action Alliance please click here.

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Collaborative Working

There are more and more reasons now for the third sector to work together and collaborate. This is particularly true for Health and Social care provider organisations and more contracts are being pulled together into single contracts to cover multiple areas of delivery.

If you are thinking about working collaboratively, becoming part of a networking or even developing a partnership then our collaborative working pages may assist you: Click Here

CVS also has access to resources to help you think about collaboration, and can help you find potential partners. NCVO produce some good guides, please click on the link to these. Other useful resources can be downloaded below, although these have not been written by Salford CVS.

Salford Third Sector Consortium

Salford CVS in collaboration with the community and Voluntary sector in Salford have begun a Health and Wellbeing Consortium for Salford, if you would like to know more please go to our link: Salford Third Sector Consortium

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
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The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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