What is the role of VCSE organisations in care and support planning?
- Lived experience
- Person-centred care
- Health inequalities
This paper considers how voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can meaningfully contribute to the care and support planning process, and offers practical examples of the diverse ways in which this is already happening. It argues that the knowledge, skills, experience and resources of the VCSE sector are crucial factors in developing care and support planning at scale.
This policy and practice paper aims to:
- Demonstrate a range of roles for VCSE organisations in offering and developing care and support planning for people living with long term conditions and disabilities.
- Use case studies to illustrate existing best and promising practice: these examples offer a ‘typology’ of potential roles the VCSE sector can take throughout the care and support planning process.
- Stimulate discussion around the role of the VCSE sector in relation to care and support planning
Wellbeing Our Way
National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme is about enabling people to manage their health in ways which matter to them. The programme brings together community and voluntary organisations to share innovative approaches for empowering people to manage their health and work towards their personal goals; make decisions about the care, support and treatment they receive; and engage with and shape health and care support. Wellbeing our Way is supported by The Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
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