Pri­ma­ry Care Home Com­mu­ni­ties are a nation­al mod­el of deliv­ery Pri­ma­ry Care through local deci­sion-mak­ing and part­ner­ship work­ing, focussed on pop­u­la­tions of between 30,000 and 60,000 people.

In Brad­ford and AWC, these are now called Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ships, with 10 Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ships in Brad­ford (CPs 1–10), cen­tred around small groups of GP Prac­tices, and 3 in AWC (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven). These cov­er approx­i­mate geo­graph­i­cal areas. With­in these Com­mu­ni­ties, a range of dif­fer­ent agen­cies will work in part­ner­ship to deliv­er Pri­ma­ry Care Ser­vices to their local pop­u­la­tion. These will include the local Vol­un­tary Sector.

These are each co-ordi­nat­ed by a Lead­er­ship Team, which com­pris­es rep­re­sen­ta­tives from dif­fer­ent agen­cies, includ­ing a GP, a GP Prac­tice Man­ag­er, Com­mu­ni­ty Matron, Com­mu­ni­ty Phar­ma­cist, Care Home/Domiciliary Care Provider, and a VCS Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Deputy.

These CPs have iden­ti­fied local pri­or­i­ties, where they can add val­ue, com­ple­ment exist­ing pro­vi­sion, or pro­vide spe­cial­ist pro­vi­sion to sup­port City-wide ini­tia­tives. These can be down­loaded from here:

The Pub­lic Health Team have now updat­ed the Health and Well­be­ing Pro­files for Adults and Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple for each of the CPs. You can down­load them from here:


Across Brad­ford, these CP Com­mu­ni­ties are groups into 3 Local­i­ties: North, Cen­tral and South. In these Local­i­ties, some more spe­cial­ist ser­vices will be deliv­ered across a wider geo­graph­i­cal area. These include Dieti­tians, a vari­ety of ther­a­pies, and Spe­cial­ist Nurses.

Oth­er ser­vices such as Acute and Urgent Care, Social Ser­vices and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices will con­tin­ue to be deliv­ered on a Brad­ford-wide basis.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the CP mod­el in Brad­ford can be found in this document.

This doc­u­ment shows which GP Prac­tices are in which Com­mu­ni­ty Partnership.

These maps high­light the loca­tions of dif­fer­ent GP Prac­tices, and which Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ship they’re part of.

VCS Representation

The VCS Alliance asked VCS organ­i­sa­tions to iden­ti­fy them­selves as Com­mu­ni­ty Anchors, against these 6 principles:

  1. The organ­i­sa­tion must have an anchor in a par­tic­u­lar local­i­ty in the Brad­ford Dis­trict, and be recog­nised as being key to that locality.
  2. The organ­i­sa­tion must be able and expe­ri­enced in mul­ti­ple ser­vice delivery.
  3. The organ­i­sa­tion must be able to demon­strate it sup­ports small­er local organ­i­sa­tions and groups in its local­i­ty, and have a sound under­stand­ing of the com­mu­ni­ties and issues in their locality.
  4. The organ­i­sa­tion must be finan­cial­ly inde­pen­dent, includ­ing earned income and/or long-term contracts.
  5. The organ­i­sa­tion must be will­ing to take on some local co-ordi­na­tion functions.
  6. The organ­i­sa­tion’s Board must be sup­port­ive of the organ­i­sa­tion tak­ing on this role. 

A num­ber of organ­i­sa­tions put them­selves for­ward as meet­ing these prin­ci­ples, and these were con­firmed by the The VCS Alliance Direc­tors. These ‘Com­mu­ni­ty Anchors’ were then allo­cat­ed to their near­est CP Lead­er­ship Team, and will take the lead VCS Rep­re­sen­ta­tive role on the CP Lead­er­ship Team. They will be assist­ed by a Deputy. Deputies will be deter­mined in due course, either from a key local Provider who is able to pro­vide spe­cial­ist input into par­tic­u­lar local pri­or­i­ties, or to reflect dif­fer­ent geo­graph­i­cal areas cov­ered by a CP. Both the Lead and the Deputy roles are car­ried out on a vol­un­tary basis.

The cur­rent list of VCS Rep­re­sen­ta­tives can be found here.

All VCS Rep­re­sen­ta­tives will ful­fil the fol­low­ing agreed Roles and Responsibilities.

Brief high­light reports from Rep­re­sen­ta­tives are pub­lished on a reg­u­lar basis, and sent out through our Mail­ing List. A list of pre­vi­ous reports can be found here:

Each Com­mu­ni­ty Anchor will be devel­op­ing local net­works of VCS organ­i­sa­tions to sup­port this work, and Brad­ford VCS Alliance will be aim­ing to deliv­er some projects into local areas through these Com­mu­ni­ty Anchors.

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us.

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