Health and Wellbeing Board Meeting Thursday 18th August 2016
Sustainability and Transformation Plan and the Sheffield Place Based Plan
The Board received an update on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), and the Sheffield Place Based Plan (PBP) that supports this. The STP and the PBP will be on the agenda at the public meeting on 29th September.
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Healthwatch Strategic Priorities
The Board received a presentation on the Healthwatch Strategic Priorities and discussed the work of Healthwatch in general.
The Board agreed the priorities. You can read more about the work of Healthwatch on their website.
The Board received a report on Sheffield City Council’s Young Carers, Adult and Parent Carers Strategy
for the period 2016-2020.
The Strategy was approved by Sheffield City Council in April 2016; in consultation during its development carers told the Council that:
- They are resilient people but how services are delivered (or not) for the person they care for can be a significant barrier and make life more difficult
- Caring can impact on all areas of life – carers should be able to continue to have a life alongside caring i.e. be in good health, have a social life, be able to balance working and caring.
The Board were asked to think about how the Health and Care system in Sheffield can support carers in their work, and in particular:
How the system can help carers to look after their health;
- How organisations can help carers to identify themselves as such; and
- How home care could support carers to continue to care.
The Board discussed a number of areas in response to this and agreed to look at how the system could support carers better.
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