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Over £22,000 awarded to local groups to improve health and wellbeing in North Somerset

Last month ten local community organisations received over £22,000 in total to boost the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged people in North Somerset. North Somerset Community Partnership Fund Grants, administered through Quartet Community Foundation, are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference.   One of the grants, £1,000 to Wanted Not Wasted who are based

Bristol Community Health and North Somerset Community Partnership announce intention to merge

Bristol Community Health CIC and North Somerset Community Partnership CIC have announced their intention to merge. The merger will take place after August 2019, subject to a successful joint partnership bid for the BNSSG* Adults’ Community Healthcare Contract. This news follows the local CCG’s announcement of its intention to commission a single provider to run the service from April 2020. As the current providers of Adults’

OT Week comes to North Somerset

A team of occupational therapists from North Somerset Council and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) are getting out and about to raise the profile of their profession which supports people to ‘live life their way’ despite any health or care needs they may be living with. This is to mark this year’s Occupational Therapy Week, organised by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). Taking

Health Leaders publish Healthy Weston case for change

Doctors, other clinical staff and health leaders have published ‘Healthy Weston - Why our local health services need to change’, a document which sets out four key health care challenges that must be addressed to improve local services. The case for change demonstrates the area has a changing population and changing health and care needs.  Whilst the population is only predicted to grow by around

Health Visiting Service Restructure

The Health Visiting Service, which is part of North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP), has been consolidated into three teams. The 3 larger teams will have increased resilience and efficiency. For parents and children there will be more opportunities within this restructure to attend developmental appointments for their child. The biggest change being some of the Health Visitors will be working out of different offices than

NSCP working with Bristol Community Health to deliver BNSSG-wide Macmillan cancer support programme

From 01 November 2018 Bristol Community Health (BCH) will, with the support of local partner North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP), deliver a Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire* (BNSSG) wide programme of support for people living with and beyond cancer. The newly expanded Macmillan Rehabilitation and Support service is funded by cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS England. Bristol Community Health’s Macmillan Rehabilitation and

Health and care partners launch new initiative to reduce unneccessary hospital stays

Health and care providers in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset are investing an extra £4.3 million in local community healthcare services to help people avoid unnecessary hospital stays and return home sooner following a short hospital admission. As part of the plans community healthcare services provided by Bristol Community Health (BCH), Sirona care & health and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) will be expanded

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