Right now, the Solihull Together programme is achieving change, driven by all our partners' desires to improve health and social care for people living in Solihull. These are the current projects:
In Solihull we are improving the way we support people leaving hospital (from Solihull and Birmingham Heartlands). Some people stay in hospital longer than they need and it isn’t good for them. We want to ensure that people can return home safely with the right support in place for them, their families and carers. Health and social care teams in the community and in hospitals are working together to make this happen. This approach is called SupportUHome. Read more here.
Integrated Decision Hub
A fundamental part of this work has been completed with the introduction of the OPAL (Older Person's Assessment and Liaison) service at Solihull Hospital.
Work is now starting on the next phase, the Integrated Decision Hub. The vision for the hub is to be the interface between health and care professionals and the services and support they need to access on behalf of the people they care for. The hub will simplify, and remove duplication within, the health and care system and it will mean better communication between the professionals involved in someone’s care. Read more.
This is a new priority for the Solihull Together 2018-19 programme although the Falls project group has been working together for some time. The workstream aims to develop a pathway and services to identify, risk assess and provide interventions for people over 65 who are at risk of falling, have had a fall or a falls-related injury.
Locality Working is a new Solihull Together workstream about maximising the impact of our work in localities through more collaborative working across partners. Locality Working involves housing, Solihull Council’s neighbourhood services, children’s services and adult services, health partners (the CCG and hospital trusts), the police and fire service. For this work Solihull is divided into three localities – north, west and east. We have pulled together a range of data about each locality as well as local intelligence about the priorities for each locality and this helps to target work effectively.
Locality Working will enable a co-ordinated response by Solihull Together partners where there are multiple issues affecting a community, individuals or families. It will also enable more productive relationships to be built within local communities, recognise community assets and create opportunities for community-led support and provision. Read more here.
Community Wellbeing Offer
Update July 2018: This work is continuing but is no longer part of the Solihull Together programme. The lead organisation is Solihull Council and the Senior Responsible Officer is Karen Murphy, Assistant Director Commissioning.
Activating Solihull (Patient Activation)
Update July 2018: This work is continuing but is no longer part of the Solihull Together programme. The lead organisation is NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG. Read more about Activating Solihull here.