Community health service funding bids open to VCSE organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
£3 million of CCG Community Health Commissioning in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be allocated to the voluntary and community sector, under changes to how services are commissioned. The new commissioning model is expected to increase the choice of support on offer in local communities and take pressure off GPs and frontline services.
Sandra Meadows, Chief Executive of Voscur, said:
“Voscur is proud to have supported this change in local CCG contracting, potentially allocating millions of pounds to VCSE organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We believe embedding the involvement of community organisations in this way will mean that people and communities are better supported, that CCG services will be more effective and that the whole system will be improved as a result.
“We’re thrilled that those who need to access services can receive joined-up care delivered in the community, which should also help reduce isolation at a time when people are at their most vulnerable, and relieve pressure on GPs and hospitals.”
Bidding for contracts opened on 10 January 2019, and the new community health services provider will begin working with the public in April 2020.