Healthcare leaders in Telford and Wrekin award boost to local organisations

Healthcare leaders in Telford and Wrekin award boost to local organisations

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Leading doctors and NHS managers in Telford and Wrekin have given a boost to a number of local organisations, awarding grants to 13 organisations that are making a valuable contribution to the local NHS and our communities.

This year Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisations responsible for buying healthcare services in the area, launched a new framework for making monetary grants – using a system successfully adopted in a number of neighbouring CCGs in Staffordshire.

David Evans, Chief Officer at the CCG, said: “As an organisation that is rooted in the needs of our community, we are keen to continue to support voluntary organisations who compliment the NHS and help improve outcomes for our patients.

“We launched the new framework to simplify the contracting process and held two workshops well attended by voluntary sector leads to explain how it would work.  This was followed by a bidding process to help us decide how best to award grants.”

The CCG received 27 bids which were thoroughly scrutinised to ensure they represented good value for money and were in line with its own priorities and values.  

Mr Evans added: "We hope grants of this nature will encourage more people to volunteer in Telford and Wrekin. 

"Volunteering is a vitally important in strengthening communities and ensuring we are offering the right support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people."

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As a result of these grants, the CCG’s the total spend on voluntary sector organisations is just over £1.5 million. 
This figure this includes funding for the Severn Hospices.