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Win­ter Pres­sures ‘out of hours’ well­be­ing drop-in provision.


The Brad­ford Dis­trict and Craven Health and Care Part­ner­ship has offered the local VCSE £1.2 mil­lion over 12 months to spend on devel­op­ing a response to ongo­ing Win­ter Pres­sures in Urgent and Pri­ma­ry care ser­vices, one work­stream will include 8 Out of Hours pro­vi­sions across ‘Our Place.’

As part of the Act as One Urgent and Emer­gency Care Pro­gramme a num­ber of local­i­ty based ‘out-of-hours’ drop in ses­sions for mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty were com­mis­sioned. The aim of this was to cre­ate safe spaces in com­mu­ni­ty set­tings, with­in organ­i­sa­tions and venues which peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties trust and feel com­fort­able. The focus is on ‘out-of-hours’ pro­vi­sion because it is recog­nised that there tend to be less ser­vices avail­able at these times for peo­ple to seek sup­port. This fund­ing orig­i­nat­ed with NHS E/I (England/Improvement).

The Out of Hours Ser­vice provision :

  • Oper­ates Mon­day to Fri­day includ­ing Bank Hol­i­days, 6:30pm — 9:30pm and week­ends 10 — 2pm
  • Oper­ates as an open access / drop in space
  • Deliv­ers low lev­el emo­tion­al support
  • Links with exist­ing well­be­ing activ­i­ties or oth­er activ­i­ties such as food provision
  • Sign­posts peo­ple to oth­er appro­pri­ate ser­vices and sup­port them to access these ser­vices, includ­ing more spe­cial­ist sup­port as appropriate

This pro­vi­sion was designed as a bespoke mod­el of sup­port with place based deliv­ery provider part­ners at the core of the design process. As place based providers they are best placed to under­stand the gaps in pro­vi­sion that exist­ed, and recog­nise what works nest in their communities.

Col­lec­tive com­mit­ment to tack­le health inequalities

The Out-of-hours pro­vi­sion recog­nis­es that across the Brad­ford Dis­trict and Craven we have hotspots of under­served groups or Inclu­sion groups, who we know are less like­ly to access statu­to­ry pro­vi­sion for many rea­sons. Pro­pos­als were encour­aged and sup­port­ed from organ­i­sa­tions that deliv­ered ser­vices to these underserved/ Inclu­sion groups. 

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