Health and Social Care Forum

Our networks

Ensuring the community sector voice is heard in health and social care planning and commissioning

HSCF is a network of voluntary and community sector groups with an interest in health and social care. The network is open to any interested individuals or groups.

HSCF website

The Forum aims to ensure that:

  • the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) perspective is heard in the Health and Social Care planning and commissioning of services in City and Hackney;
  • that we have accountable and supported VCS representatives in Health and Social Care planning and commissioning meetings in City and Hackney;
  • that Health and Social Care VCS groups have opportunities to network and to share good practice in City and Hackney;
  • that Health and Social Care VCS groups have access to quality information on local and national policy, planning and funding that will assist them to deliver quality services to Hackney residents.

Would you like to be an HSCF representative?

We are grateful to our representatives, who go to meetings to take forward the views of the Forum and special interest groups. If you are interested in joining us please get in touch with Shamima on 020 7923 1962.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

HSCF facilitates SIGs arranged around the following areas to ensure representation and influence on key health and social care issues for Hackney residents, including: learning disability; mental health; older people/disabled people; sexual health; user-led initiatives and welfare reform in partnership Job Centre Plus and Hackney Advice Forum.

 

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

LGBTQI+ SIG
The LGBTQI+ meeting offers a forum in Hackney and City of London for anyone who has an interest in the LGBTQI+ service provision.

Learning Disabilities SIG

The Learning Disabilities SIG provides a forum in Hackney and City for anyone who has an interest in the provision of services for people with Learning Difficulties. The group is a sub-group of the City and Hackney Health and Social Care Forum.

Mental Health SIG

The Mental Health Special Interest Group (The Group) exists to provide a forum in Hackney and City for anyone who has an interest in the provision of mental health services.

Older People’s SIG

The Older People’s SIG aims is to raise issues of relevance to the well-being, health and social care community and voluntary sectors, and to the members of their organisations and users of their services. The purpose of this SIG is to act as an open Forum for older peoples voluntary and community organisations and groups with an interest in well-being, health and social care and support issues, including provider groups, generic agencies, established and new groups.

Sexual Health SIG

Our Sexual Health SIG is for any members working in organisation in relation to sexual health. The idea of us coming together is to see if we are duplicating work in any way or if there are ways in which we can work in partnership with each other.

Hackney Advice Forum – Network

The Hackney Advice Forum aims to help independent advice agencies in the borough improve the quality, level and co-ordination of their services and activities by providing a network and mechanism for advice agencies and those involved in advice work, to share and learn and develop effective ways of working together; helping the sector to obtain the resources it needs (money, training, information, etc.) to get the best possible outcomes for users and communities; and providing a voice for the independent advice sector locally.

Read more on the HSCF website.