As part of the Healthy City Week programme, Bristol Community Health (BCH) CIC is holding a one day event – ‘Healthy Communities: Supporting Self-Care and Empowering Bristol’s Citizens.’ The event is on Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10am - 4.45pm, at the Trinity Centre.

During the day, Voscur will be holding a discussion workshop on how BCH can build collaborative relationships with local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The discussion builds on our survey earlier this year that shows many VCSE organisations would value a closer working relationship with Bristol Community Health but are not clear about the work that BCH does and how they can build a stronger relationship.

The discussion will take place during the 10am slot ‘working hand in hand with our patients and communities’, so when you book, please select this event. You are welcome to stay for the whole day. Click here for more information about the event and to book.

The day will focus on the work of BCH and how patients and carers have been involved in improvements to services. The day will also see the launch of the new, partnership-led patient and community leadership programme, where patients are trained as leaders to support BCH and two local hospitals, with the aim of shaping future health services.

BCH deliver 35 community based health services, for example community nursing, diabetes care and end of life. Following NHS restructuring they are now a Community Interest Company, making them probably the biggest not-for-profit provider in Bristol. They employ over 1,100 people and 97% of their services are delivered in people’s homes or community settings.

Click here for more information about the day and to book your place.