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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.