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The voluntary and community sector has made significant contributions to health and wellbeing, often reaching areas and communities that have been difficult to reach by mainstream health and social care providers. One East Midlands aims to keep the voluntary and community sector informed about these changes and where possible contribute to policy and strategy development.

Speak up for older carers campaign

Carers Trust are campaigning to raise awareness of issues affecting older carers in England, with their Speak up for Older Carers Campaign - please spread the word amongst your networks

Employment support for disabled people with high support needs: interview participant recruitment

The Disability Partnership is carrying out research about employment for disabled people with high support needs and are looking for people to be involved.

Public Health England - Menu of Interventions

PHE has recently updated its menu of preventative interventions that can improve people’s health, support quality improvement and potentially save the NHS and the wider system money.

Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS Report

Carers UK has published a new report ‘Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS’ which examines the role of carers in reducing emergency admissions and delayed transfers of care from hospital.

People’s Transformathon #CoPro16

The People’s Transformathon. A fantastic FREE event online bringing together patients, carers, service users, and staff from across health and care systems in the UK and overseas to connect, share, and learn from each other. #CoPro16

Listening to people with dementia and their carers

A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers has been launched.

The Bright Ideas Community Business Fund is now open

This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and grants of up to £20,00, So if you have a business idea that will benefit the local community such as running community transport, providing employment opportunities or tackling social isolation then this could be the fund for you.


The NHS partners with Twitter to help shed light on what it means to work or be a patient in the NHS

A pioneering new initiative to lift the lid on the NHS through the voices of the people on its frontline is now live with the launch of the @NHS Twitter account.

NCVO's Step-by-step guide to consortium development

This free ten-stage process will take you through all the various stages that will enable a consortium to be successful


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