Tuesday, 16 September 2014

National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week logo, Monday 22 - 28 September 2014, Vision Matters

National Eye Health Week is rapidly approaching.  Here is some more information in English and Welsh

Read more about National Eye Health Week campaign and order resource packs by registering online at www.visionmatters.org.uk

Friday, 5 September 2014

FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

The Cwm Taf Public Health Team have organised a 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid Course which is free to volunteers or staff employed in third sector, community or charity groups based in Cwm Taf.

Thursday 13th November and Friday 14th November 2014
Venture Wales, Navigation Park, Abercynon, CF45 4SN
9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Lunch will be provided

If you book a place but are unable to attend, please let Cerys Preece of the Public Health Team know as soon as possible so that they can offer the place to someone else. Cancellation must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the course or a non-attendance fee of £45 will be charged. Please return your forms to Cerys as soon as possible as places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Contact Cerys Preece on: Tel: 01685  351453                        

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Clinks - Health and care of offenders.

Interested in the health and care of offenders?

Does your work with offenders encompass their health and care needs? Do you struggle to know who's who and what is happening in the health world?
Clinks' offender health resources can help you keep up-to-date and support you to engage effectively with health and care services and commissioners. Find all these resources and more at www.clinks.org/criminal-justice/offender-health

Offender health monthly bulletin

Keep up-to-date on health and justice issues with our monthly news round-up for the voluntary sector involved, or with an interest, in the health and care of offenders and their families. The bulletin is one of our exclusive member benefits; find out more and become a member here.


Navigating the health landscape in England: A guide for the voluntary sector working with offenders (2014)
Do you know who's who in health commissioning? Our new publication provides an accessible overview to help you navigate the complex health and care world. The guide highlights the key bodies involved, including those with direct responsibility for commissioning offender health services.
Rights and complaints procedures for health and care services (2014)
Essential guidance explaining how and where to challenge health services if you believe a service user is not receiving the right treatment or standard of care.

Case studies

Read our two recent case studies of how excellent partnership working between the voluntary and health sectors is improving outcomes for vulnerable service users:
Sahir House: Achieving outcomes for HIV positive clients (2014)
Sahir House provide support, information and training for people living with or affected by HIV across Merseyside and North Cheshire. This case study highlights how successful relationships with the health and care sector enabled them to provide continuity of support to a service user through the difficult transition from prison to the community.
Lancashire Women's Centres: Ensuring the best health outcomes for vulnerable women (2014)
Lancashire Women's Centres is a Clinks member operating 10 One Stop Shop centres for women in the community across Lancashire. In this case study we discuss their experiences providing NHS-commissioned mental health services and how they have been able to improve health outcomes for the women they work with.

Service user involvement

Patient and Public Voice is a key agenda for health and care services. Our service user involvement webpage has a range of useful resources and guides to support you in ensuring offenders' voices are heard, including case studies of service user involvement in prisons and a guide to service user involvement.



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