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Category: 03. Good practice

Stories of good things happening and inspirational items

Organisational innovation and integrated care: Lessons from Buurtzorg.

An examination of how a devolved private care system creates a much more positive environment for those in its care.   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266160131_Organizational_innovation_and_integrated_care_Lessons_from_Buurtzorg   PLEASE NOTE – this link provides an abstract of the relevant article. It is readily available to purchase from multiple outlets online.

New approaches to health (Well Doncaster)

Well Doncaster’s holistic approach to health looks beyond clinical care and tackling unhealthy behaviours. The organisation is a part of a national program of work by Public Health England and Manchester University in response to the Due North report’s findings around the health inequalities between the North and the South of England. The team’s interview with Ideas Hub gives lots of tidbits and advice that will help other organisations looking to create something similar or work in the […]

A strength-based and needs-led approach to support domestic abuse victims

Welsh Women’s Aid is running a strengths-based, needs-led approach called Change That Last to help support domestic abuse survivors and their children. It prioritises listening and other strategies to provide help to women earlier and make sure its effects actually last. Read more about their work here: https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/our-approach-change-that-lasts/

Designing good mental health into the way we bank (Monzo)

Money and mental health are inextricably linked. Which why mental health needs to be taken into account when designing a banking app like Monzo’s. “Zander Brade, Lead Product Designer at Monzo, talked to Design Council about the importance of design and innovation in implementing a broad range of features to help people with mental health conditions use Monzo products and services.” Read the full article here: https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/monzo-designing-good-mental-health-way-we-bank

Track the Act (survey for carers)

Carers have certain rights, legally defined in the Social Services and Well Being Act (Wales) 2014. The Track the Act survey was set up to monitor and gather information from carers themselves on how the changes  to the law has affected them in reality. The information helps them continue to support carers in their work. If you’re a carer, please read more and fill in the survey here: https://www.carersuk.org/wales/news-campaigns/track-the-act  

Compassionate values (Common Cause)

The Common Cause Foundation is working to strengthen and give voice to the compassionate values that underpin social and environmental concern. Their site has information about their projects and research, as well as some training, resources and news. If you’re interested in compassionate values and associated work then it’s worth checking them out: https://valuesandframes.org/values-in-action

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