Commitment of people working across the health and care system

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We continue to be inspired by the energy, enthusiasm and passion of our staff - those working across health and social care in Solihull - in how they are embracing change that improves care for Solihull people.

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What we’re inspired by

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Across the borough individuals, communities and organisations are leading change that improves health and independence for people living in Solihull.

Each year, we recognise and celebrate these inspiring achievements at our Solihull Together Awards ceremony. You can read about our winners from the 2016 and 2015 awards below, and also read about the work of health and care professionals as they explore new ways of working:

What we’ve achieved

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We're proud to have achieved improvements to the way Solihull's health and social care partners are delivering care to local people. Here's what has been achieved as a result of partners coming together, uniting under a single vision:

Community Advice Hubs

Solihull’s two Community Advice Hubs, based at Chelmsley Wood library and The Core, are the places to go for face to face information, advice and support. Run by Age UK Solihull, the Hubs bring together expertise from local voluntary organisations. They offer support and advice to residents on a wide range of topics, including independent living, benefits and grants, support for carers and mental health issues.

Our two hubs are:

  • Community Advice Hub (north) Chelmsley Wood Library, 10 West Mall, Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre B37 5TN
  • Community Advice Hub (south) The Core, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG

Read more on the MyLife portal. Or, read about the hubs' first birthday celebrations. More information is also available on page 12 of Solihull Council's 'Your Solihull' autumn 2016 edition.

Better Living Centre

The Better Living Centre, based on the Elmdon Trading Estate, offers four services under one roof:

  • Community equipment and wheelchair service
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive Technology and Useful Gadgets
  • Solihull Community Housing’s Safe and Sound service

Staff at the Better Living Centre offer free, impartial advice about independent living and provide demonstrations of useful gadgets, adaptations and equipment.

Address:

  • Unit 4, Elmdon Trading Estate, Bickenhill Lane, Solihull B37 7HE Link for more information:

More information is available on the MyLife portal. Experience the Better Living Centre at this link.


Solihull MyLife

Solihull MyLife is a website managed by Solihull Council which provides comprehensive advice and information on local services available to help residents live a healthy, happy and independent life. 

Visit the portal now: https://solihull.mylifeportal.co.uk.

Urgent Care Centre

Solihull Hospital is continuing its journey to having a full Urgent Care Centre on site. The Urgent Primary Care service provides an urgent ‘see and treat’ service for patients with minor illnesses. This service is for patients without a prior booked appointment. The Booked Primary Care service is for patients who have had an appointment booked for them, either via 111, their GP out-of-hours service or in some instances at the Urgent Primary Care service.

Address:

  • Solihull Hospital, Lode Lane Solihull B91 2JL

Read more about the centre.

Accessibility

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The website aims to reach AA standard in line with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0.

Although efforts to cover as wide a range of issues are made, we understand that we are not able to address the needs of people with all types, degrees, and combinations of disability.

We hope that you're enjoying using this website and are not experiencing any problems. However, if you do have difficulty viewing the site, there are some things you can do to make it easier. You can change the settings of your browser to better suit your needs.

How to make changes

NHS Choices, the national NHS Website have worked in partnership with AbilityNet, a national charity that helps disabled adults and children to use computers and the internet. Their Help with accessibility guide provides comprehensive, step-by-step instructions on how to adjust your computer and browser according to your needs, such as for sight or hearing problems. This includes information such as how to make the text larger in different browsers, change your keyboard or mouse settings, or increase colour contrast.

Get help with accessibility

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Are they good or bad?

They are beneficial because they can record preferences and store data (e.g. what's in your online shopping cart). They can make sites easier to navigate and create a more personal browsing experience. The negative aspect of cookies is that information about you, however benign, is collected and stored by a website and can be used to market services to you or shared with a third party who may wish to do the same.


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