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Opportunity for social enterprise and community sector to drive health and care service change

A report commissioned by South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) and the five Local Authorities across the region (Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset) has been published this month.

The report is titled Innovation in Health and Care: the Opportunity for VCSE’s – a South West Perspective and was delivered by social advisory firm The Good Economy.

It outlines the significant opportunity for the South West’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) to play a key role in evolving the regional health and care system.  Attention is also given to the massive challenge facing health care provision, and highlights the move towards an increasing focus on wellbeing, preventing ill-health and enabling individuals to take greater control of their own care.

In addition, this report features the work of the folks behind Small Good Stuff, Community Catalysts, in Somerset and highlights the following five key areas of opportunity with recommendations on how to realise these opportunities in the South West.

  1. Developing community-based micro-providers
  2. Scaling up existing VCSE organisations
  3. Outcomes-based commissioning models
  4. New forms of consortia and partnerships
  5. Co-creating new asset-backed social enterprises


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Posted on 31st March 2016 in Community Catalysts, Reports and articles