Community Led Health: Engaging Communities – Changing Lives Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative
Aims :- To give local people skills and confidence to work in partnership with professionals from a range of agencies and organisations Objectives :- To use these partnerships to effect changes in communities, which would result in improvements in health care and social well being
The Community Action Model(NPDT 2001) Topic Stimulates Desire for other topics Successful action Enhances Community Development
Who Are The Teams Made Up Of ? Voluntary and Charitable Organisations Community Members Health and Local Authorities
The Formula • Understand the need • Come up with some ideas • Test those ideas (PDSA) • Understand what works and do more of it!
Report findings Five main areas of influence • Discrimination • Relationships • Physical Health • Poverty • Participation in meaningful activity
Benefits of this work • Reduce isolation • Promote Mental Wellbeing • Promote active ageing • Improve social capital
The HCC meets a number of National and Local Policies including • Healthy Ageing – A Challenge for Europe - December 2006 • All Our Futures – Planning for a Scotland with an ageing population, March 2007 • National Standards for Community Engagement – May 2005 • NHS Tayside Health Equity Strategy “ Communities in Control” 2009 • 2006-2020 Working Together for Perth & Kinross: Community Plan