Neighbourhoods Programme

Well Street Common Partnership Pilot

Hackney CVS has been funded to start the development of the Well Street Common Partnership

The local NHS and Hackney Council are changing the way they are working in response to the government’s integrated care agenda. Increasingly, large organisations are recognising that services need to be delivered locally and that local organisations and residents know best what is needed in their area.

The voluntary and community groups working in the Well Street Common Neighbourhood have come together to share information, jointly fundraise and interact with the NHS and Council services locally.

What are the opportunities for the Voluntary and Community Sector and for residents?

  • To work more closely with GPs, social workers, community nurses and other professionals to provide better care and support for residents of all ages
  • To influence the way the NHS and Council provide services in the local area
  • To work together to identify gaps in services locally and jointly fundraise to meet these needs
  • To get to know other groups and agencies working locally so that we can all work together better

What is on offer through the pilot for community organisations and local activists?

  • Networking meetings including other VCS groups, GPs, social workers, community nurses
  • A fundraiser to work with groups locally to help meet gaps in service
  • Training delivered locally for staff/organisations, based on feedback from organisations
  • A map of local organisations
  • Capacity building support for local organisations

For more information please contact Katie Barton, Neighbourhoods Voluntary Sector Programme Manager: katieb@hcvs.org.uk.