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Humanity, dignity and choice: the heart of Homeshare

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Elderly lady Florence enjoys a cup of tea on the sofa with Homeshare companion Alexandra

Nan Maitland, an occupational therapist in south London, developed the first UK Homeshare programme back in the late eighties. This was in direct response to the needs of older people in the borough who needed a little extra support to carry on living independently in their own homes. Fast forward to 2019 and the homeshare model is thriving at home and abroad...

Loneliness and how to cure it: the challenge of our times

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The appointment of Tracey Crouch MP as a dedicated Minister for tackling loneliness attracted interest from around the world. In this companion piece to Ewan King's post on finding small solutions to the big problem of social isolation, Shared Lives …

Introducing Asset Based Areas (and ten ways to make them happen!)

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In July, we heard from Martin Farran, York Council’s Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care about his city’s journey towards an ‘asset based place’ model, where a local population’s strengths, skills and community hubs are harnessed to provide …

New VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance will promote co-design with communities

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Hundreds of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations contributed their expertise and experiences to the Joint VCSE Review this year which recommended 28 changes to the way national and local government invests in - and works with - the …

VCSE sector can foster resilience and inclusivity in our communities

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Late last year, the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England commissioned a review of the role of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors in delivering health and care. The review has an advisory group made …