Birmingham and Solihull CCG works with a number of third sector organisations across Birmingham and Solihull, for both interest specific and more generic projects, and further details can be found below.
More information on our partners across health and social care can be found here.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we are working with Envision; a charity that works with young people from some of the most disadvantaged areas of Birmingham.
Envision links with local schools and colleges; supporting young people to design and deliver projects to tackle social issues that matter to them. The programme is called: “Community Apprentice”, and Envision guides the young people with their chosen projects, and organises an interschool competition.
The overall aim is to help young people gain confidence in themselves, and to learn transferable skills that they can take with them, when they leave school onto further education, or into the workplace.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross has delivered health and social care services since the NHS was established. It works with commissioners to provide valuable time-limited support to vulnerable people across the UK.
We worked with the British Red Cross to understand members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community’s access to primary healthcare experiences. Visit our Your Health pages for more about Gypsy, Roma Traveller Advice.
Nash Dom CIC is an Eastern European and Russian-speaking Community Support and Business Development Centre. It works with community representatives, businesses, individuals and other related organisations from across 11 communities that include Slovaks, Poles, Lithuanians, Czechs, Latvians, Georgians, Belarusians, Romanians, Moldovans and Armenians.
We worked with Nash Dom to understand Eastern European migrants' issues with, and access experiences of, healthcare.
Birmingham LGBT's objectives are to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Birmingham and beyond, to advocate for their needs to the wider community and to promote opportunities to LGBT people in Birmingham and beyond to enable them to fully participate in the lives of their community.
We are currently working with Birmingham LGBT to understand what issues the LGBT community face when accessing primary care and what we can do by working together to improve these issues.
We are in the process of forming a strategic partnership with Midland Mencap; this partnership, with a recognised third sector provider will allow for effective and meaningful engagement with local people with a learning disability and/or autism, as well as their families and carers.
Midland Mencap have already provided the CCG with the opportunity to speak to over 200 people at their AGM on 20 September 2018, to start the engagement process, introduce the Transforming Care Partnership and the CCG, as well as valuable networking opportunities.
Going forward, a regular forum is being established, which will be jointly led with Midland Mencap, using their established networks and considerable expertise. The terms of reference for the group will be co-produced between the CCG and Midland Mencap. The purpose of the group will be to engage with a range of different people who are currently accessing local services, to understand real experiences and feedback, with the aim of influencing the CCG’s commissioning decisions and making service improvements. There will also be opportunities to co-produce future service developments. There will also be opportunities for individuals to be more involved in the TCP by becoming an ‘expert-by-experience’, to facilitate ongoing participation in a range of related activities.