Right now, the Solihull Together programme is achieving change, driven by all our partners' desires to improve health and social care for Solihull people. These are the current projects:
As phase 1 of our Community Wellbeing offer we are bringing together Adult Care and Support Information, Advice, Advocacy and Support services and Public Health lifestyle services to deliver the Solihull Together Community Wellbeing principles:
- To align and integrate prevention and earliest intervention services to optimize resources and simplify the current system.
- To reduce demand in the system through delivering services that promote self-care and independence.
- To develop a skilled and competent community wellbeing workforce that addresses behaviour change.
We already have 5 Local Area Co-ordinators supporting people in five areas of the borough facing issues around health, disability and ageing to stay strong through family, friends and community. Read more here.
We are also supporting self care through our Activating Solihull project which uses the Patient Activation Measure (PAM). We are piloting this approach with a number of groups across health and social care. Read more about Activating Solihull here.
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 new approach is called SupportUHome. Read more here.
Integrated Decision Hub
This project is at an early stage. The aim is for the hub 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.