Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People Aged 0-25
Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Councils have been working together to go out going out to tender for a new Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People aged 0 to 25. The new service is due to be in place by April 2017.
A great deal of engagement work has been carried out with young people, service users, carers, stakeholders and professionals to find out what their experience of current services is and how they would like to see services change in the future.
This has involved two phases of engagement. Firstly, using a process called Experienced Led Commissioning (ELC) 135 interviews took place with young people, parents, foster carers and frontline health, education and social work staff. All of this information has been analysed and is available in the document ‘Insights.’
Secondly, young people, carers, parents and stakeholders came together on March 19th to have their say on emotional wellbeing services across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire.
At this special engagement event, managed by the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit’s Communications Team people were given a chance to talk about their experiences, discussed what if anything needs to change and how they would like to see services shaped in the future, using the process called Experienced Based Commissioning (ELC). The information on the day was captured on a graphical drawing and is also in the attached report “Path Event Narrative”.
Both sets of information will be used to inform the procurement process and regular updates will be added to the website.
Creating a Supportive Community
Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have asked the Health Roundtable to help support patients, carers and families to look after their own health and to develop a supportive community.
As a first step, the Health Roundtable hosted an event and invited a number of small local support groups to come along. The event was held in March 2016 and was well attended. The representatives were able to network with each other and find out how to access funding
The CCG made available a small of pot of non-recurring money and asked each interested group to apply for a share of the money, completing a simple application form.
All those who attended agreed that it had been a successful event, and commented on how important it was to network with other small groups.