In July 2015, The Oglesby Charitable Trust, 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.
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.