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Urgent Invitation: Manchester Provider Board Workshops on The Future of Community Health and Social Care Services in Manchester

7 Jun 2017 - 16:33 by Nigel Rose

The Manchester Provider Board (MPB) is inviting Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Organisations to attend one of a set of “Future-Search” workshops to discuss the future of community health and social care services in Manchester.

The MPB is a new organisation which includes all of the existing statutory community health and social care providers and this workshop is an opportunity to influence the plans of the organisation right from the beginning. The MPB is bidding to become the Manchester Local Care Organisation, which will run almost all adult and children statutory community health and social care services, starting from spring 2018.

Future-Search is a creative facilitated process that brings together people with a broad and diverse range of views, knowledge and experience to help them find common ground and plan models of services that make the best of limited resources. Each workshop will include staff and volunteers from a wide range of organisations, including GPs, social workers, neighbourhood engagement staff, palliative care staff, nurses, podiatry, physiotherapists, etc. Every workshop will also include an executive member of the MPB.

The initial workshop is 4 hours long and a small number of representatives from each workshop will go on to a 1.5 day Integration Event on 4 and 5th July where the views and ideas that come from the initial workshops will be developed into a comprehensive set of proposals, that will be presented to the MPB Executive team on 10th July and used in planning the work of the MPB.

You can choose to go to one of the 12 neighbourhood workshops or there is 1 city-wide workshop (20 June).

If you are interested in going to one of the workshops, please contact Katharine.Irwin@nhs.net with the following information:

  • your name
  • the organisation you work or volunteer for
  • the workshop you would like to attend (see schedule)
  • your potential availability to attend the 1.5 day event on 4/5 July

There will be refreshments, and travel expenses are available if required.

Future Search Workshops

City Wide
Pan City Care and Services 9:30-13:30 - 20/06/17 - Manchester Methodist Church, Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ
Wythenshawe 1-5pm  - 01/06/2017  - Wythenshawe Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1QW
Wythenshawe & Northenden 9.30-1.30pm - 15/06/2017 - Wythenshawe Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1QW
Withington & Fallowfield 1.30-5.30pm - 22/06/2017 - Wythenshawe Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1QW
Didsbury, Chorlton & Burnage 1-5pm - 29/06/2017 - Wythenshawe Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 1QW
Gorton and Levenshulme 1-5pm - 21/06/2017 - Levenshulme Inspire Centre, 747 Stockport Rd, M19 3 AR
Hulme, Moss Side and Rusholme 1-5pm - 13/06/2017 - Trinity House, Grove Close, off Platt Lane, Rusholme, MANCHESTER, M14 5AA.
Ardwick and Longsight 1-5pm - 27/06/2017 - Pakistani Community
Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield 1-5pm - 28/06/2017 - Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7WD
Ancoats and Beswick 1-5pm - 08/06/2017 - Buzz, Lower Vicar Street, Victoria Mill, M40 7 LJ.
Miles Platting & Newton Heath 1-5pm - 14/06/2017 - Buzz, Lower Vicar Street, Victoria Mill, M40 7 LJ.
Harpurhey 1-5pm - 21/06/2017 - Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project, Carisbrook Street, Harpurhey, M9 5UX
Cheetham and Crumpsall 1-5pm - 22/06/2017 - Buzz, Lower Vicar Street, Victoria Mill, M40 7 LJ.
Integration Events
Integration Event, day 1 of 2 12-6pm 04/07/17
Integration Event, day 2 of 2 9-5 05/07/17

Members of Manchester Provider Board
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust,
GM Local Pharmaceutical Committee,
Local Dental Committee,
Manchester Housing Provider's Partnership - Southway Housing,
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue,
University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust,
42nd Street,
GP federations,
Manchester City Council,
Northern Health GPPO ltd,
Primary Care Manchester,
Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust,
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,
North West Ambulance Service


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