Building Health Partnerships

Institute for Voluntary Action Research and Social Enterprise UK (originally posted March 2015)

The Building Health Partnerships Programme (BHP) works to improve local health and wellbeing outcomes, through supporting the development of effective and productive partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authorities and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. Continue reading

Maximising capacity and demonstrating impact – discussion event

Helen Allen, Community Catalysts (originally posted February 2015)

Community Catalysts has been asked to take a lead on the part of the review that focuses on the contribution that the VCSE sector makes to health and wellbeing in the UK. The following report summarises the findings from a focus group meeting held on 18th February 2015 in partnership with the Barking and Dagenham CVS. Continue reading

Case Study: Whole Body Therapy

Angela Catley, Community Catalysts CIC (originally posted February 2015)

This is one of a series of case studies provided by Community Catalysts on the role that small, local community organisations and enterprises can play in the health and wellbeing of their local communities. Read more about how such organisations make a difference and explore the case studies for Food Positive and Funky, Fitness and Fun.
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The Voluntary and Community Sector and Localised Health Commissioning

Jo Whaley, Regional Voices (originally posted February 2015)

This article has been drafted following a series of meetings of voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisations with NHS England. With the move towards more localised commissioning in health, some voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations have been reporting difficulties in linking new commissioners, in order to get the issues of their beneficiaries addressed. Continue reading

Case Study: Food Positive

Angela Catley, Community Catalysts CIC originally posted in February 2015

This is one of a series of case studies provided by Community Catalysts on the role that small, local community organisations and enterprises can play in the health and wellbeing of their local communities. Read more about how such organisations make a difference and explore the case studies for Whole Body Therapy and Funky, Fitness and Fun.

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Case Study: Funky, fitness and fun

Angela Catley, Community Catalysts CIC originally posted in February 2016

This is one of a series of case studies provided by Community Catalysts on the role that small, local community organisations and enterprises can play in the health and wellbeing of their local communities. Read more about how such organisations make a difference and explore the case studies for Food Positive and Whole Body Therapy.

Continue reading