All service examples related prevention examples and research
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
A BME community project going back 30 years, Lye Community Project (LCP) now supports anyone who might need some kind of support in this area of Dudley, including people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). This includes a range of health and care projects and services, many of which have a preventative approach.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
The Sandwell Community Offers are projects delivered by six lead organisations working in partnership across six localities in the Sandwell area, helping older people to stay well and healthy in their homes and communities.
The Sandwell .Community Offers schemes were initially run as one pilot project, run within a single ward, which encouraged the growth of ‘friends and neighbours’ networks to support local vulnerable people. The limited resources within a single ward led Sandwell Council to commission Community Offer schemes within six localities, covering two to three wards each. Each of the localities chosen had already work ongoing whereby social work teams were reconfigured to match general practice catchment areas
People2People are an independent not-for-profit social work practice based in Shropshire who support older people and adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible and for as long as possible as part of their communities, leading active and fulfilled lives. They encourage people to draw on their own strengths, their natural supports and community assets first before considering paid support.
Lewisham London Borough Council
Allsorts, which enables adults with learning disabilities to try new arts activities, meet new people and have fun, is run by creative arts company Heart n Soul, based at the Albany theatre in Deptford, London. The programme, run since 2011, involves a range of workshops, including music and circus skills, where participants are supported to choose what they do. It promotes independence, choice and connection with the community for the adults it supports.
Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Council in 2009 launched a local initiative whereby people are helped to manage a range of commonly experienced mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and stress through the prescription of accredited self-help titles, available in their local public library. Books can be prescribed by GPs or other health professionals. The scheme is entirely confidential - staff do not give out or keep information about who is borrowing the book or what it is about.
Durham County Council
TIN Arts are a social enterprise in County Durham who run fun and inclusive performing arts courses for people of all ages. Their GeTIN2... and Creative Choices sessions, are designed to enable people aged 18 and above with learning disabilities or mental health problems to participate in cultural activities, improving their physical and mental wellbeing, boosting their confidence, independence and friendships. These courses offer an engaging alternative to traditional day care.
London Borough of Bexley
The London Borough of Bexley is currently supporting different groups of people using a prevention approach: promoting citizenship for adults with learning disabilities; following a community-based recovery model in mental health day services and providing an integrated reablement service to enable older people to regain their independence and stay in their homes for longer.
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group
Cartwheel Art's 'Art for Wellbeing' is a three-year programme in Rochdale and Wigan that delivers courses, workshops and projects to improve mental health. Cartwheel’s mental health projects are run by professional artists, and work towards a tangible final outcome—an exhibition or publication. Each course has a dedicated Emotional Support Worker with a therapeutic background who works alongside the artist.
Royal Voluntary Service
Hospital 2 Home Leicestershire provides low level practical support for people returning home from hospital after illness, surgery or accident. The service aims to ensure people achieve full rehabilitation and regain independence, whilst also enabling quicker discharge from hospital.
NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group
Lewisham CCG carried out a Proactive Primary Care (PPC) project in 2014, aiming to provide better support to people with long-term conditions (LTCs). A test group of people were called three times over three months by trained "telephoners" using motivational techniques. Calls explored with individuals their current health, their confidence in managing potential deterioration in their condition and health issues they wanted to address. Callers supported people by suggesting ways to tackle any issues and by putting them in touch with local third sector or statutory agencies.