The team at Shared Health Foundation is working with programmes that have already proven to be successful to support them to run on a larger scale. In addition we are developing our own projects targeted at improving specific health outcomes, working with different communities and developing training programmes.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND
In July 2015, The Oglesby Charitable Trust (OTC) published 'A Shared Responsibility: Tackling Inequalities in Health Across Great Manchester'. The report marked the culmination of an 18-month study. Analysing case studies from a range of effective voluntary sector and community organisations, highlighted ‘what works’ when tackling complex health and social care problems.
It recommended, the essential ingredients for effective change should include: a person-centred approach, strong relationships with local institutions and neighbourhood networks to unlock additional routes to good health, mutual support from commissioners and social services, the use of e-health technologies and fostering a shared responsibility for health, and helping others.
And so, Shared Health Foundation was formed.
Read more of the report here.