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Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:34

Little miracles

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I’m grateful to Anne Watts for getting in touch to share a little about her inspiring lifestyle, built around caring for others, which she writes about in her blog (eg The Blue Dictionary and The Woman from Belgium) and books which you can find here: www.annewatts.co.uk . Ann’s way of living has elements of both Shared […]
Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:16

Wellbeing inequalities

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    I was asked last week to speak a conference which was looking at progress in addressing health inequalities since the influential Marmot review in 2010 which identified six ways to address inequalities:
‘The majority of procurement practice is stifled by process and bureaucracy, what appears to be text book practice in reality translates into overly complex, process focused exercises.  Such exercises demand a huge input from providers and commissioners and often miss the point of the intended outcome. Tenders now typically require 30,000 word submissions, and the majority of tendering organisations now support sizable bid teams.’
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:57

The Collaboration Test

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We’re pleased to have joined the Coalition for Collaborative Care which is attempting to embed models of collaborative care into the NHS. This blog is based on my recent blog for the C4CC.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:00

All I want for Christmas…

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Anna McEwen, our Director of Support and Development Director, has been celebrating Shared Lives with the Newham scheme. Anna writes: My Christmas party season started in style at the weekend as I donned a posh frock and joined Newham Shared Lives scheme at a Glitter Ball at West Ham. 
Saturday, 13 December 2014 00:00

Shared Lives in Somerset

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If you click on the picture, you should be able to read this article about Shared Lives in Somerset from the Weston Mercury which is also here:
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

You made us feel important

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Thanks to Cathy Gregg, who manages the Shared Lives scheme in Richmond, who shared (with permission) this letter from a family member whose mother uses Shared Lives:
Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:12

Shared Lives is never closed for Christmas.

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Shared Lives is never closed for Christmas.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:38

Not rocket science

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One of the best things about social media is hearing directly from people who use Shared Lives and Homeshare, and their families, about their experiences. I am an avid follower of ‘Doris’, who tweets about her perhaps unique use of Shared Lives day support and a Homesharer to live well with a mental health condition. […]
Sunday, 21 December 2014 07:51

Returning it with interest

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I was asked to say a few words about empowering communities as part of the National Voices session with NHS England Chief Exec, Simon Stevens, about his Five Year Forward View. I chose to talk about collaboration. (If you’re interested in collaborative health and care, you will be interested in the Coalition for Collaborative Care. The C4CC is working on joined up, personalised, community orientated healthcare and has strong links with Think Local, Act Personal which has been bringing those values to social care for some years now.) Here’s roughly what I said: The NHS has many challenges – all of…

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