This is the third blog in a series on how National Voices members are enabling person-centred care. View other blogs in the series.
Verena Hewat, Community Outreach and Training Lead at Compassion in Dying explains how they have been working with Portuguese-speaking communities in Lambeth to make end-of-life care more person-centred.
This blog is the first in a new series spotlighting how National Voices members are enabling person-centred care.
Jenny McAteer, National Development Manager at Groundswell shares how the organisation’s Homeless Health Peer Advocacy programme is helping people experiencing homelessness to receive coordinated and compassionate care that is tailored to them.
Co-production has become the latest buzzword to capture the imagination of commissioners and health and social care providers, in their quest to provide genuine person centred support to the people they provide services for. Too often though, it has been reduced to being a simple rebranding of its predecessor, "user involvement", with no real or meaningful change taking place.
The World Health Organisation has recently published a new definition of health literacy, describing it as ‘the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health’. There are many things I like about this new version.