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Reimagining neighbourhood based care and wellbeing

Lambeth Together in partnership with the Ideas Alliance would like to warmly invite you to join our coproduction Communities of Practice (CoP).

Coproduction is ‘A way of working that involves people who use health and care services, carers and community in equal partnerships; and which engages groups of people at the earliest stages of service design, development and evaluation’.

What is Lambeth Together? Lambeth Together is made up of different organisations who are working across health and social care in Lambeth. It is a way of working together that is more joined up, focused on people and places, and brings health and social care services together as one system.

Join a community of practice

This opportunity is open to people who live or work in Lambeth and who are interested in learning new skills. You will be involved in helping shape the model of service design and development for neighbourhood care and health and wellbeing initiatives.

What are communities of practice?

Communities of Practice are forums for local people and organisations across the health, community, voluntary and social care sector to come together to develop close, trusting relationships that enable collaboration and co-design.

They are designed to deepen participants’ understanding of coproduction, strength based working and collaboration and to test out the approach over three facilitated workshops.

Why Communities of Practice?

Communities of Practice will develop coproduction champions who will work both within their organisations and across the system to inform and support the development of health and wellbeing in neighbourhoods and to embed a culture of coproduction.

We also ask for your ongoing engagement in coproduction and codesign in the new year as we work towards refining approaches into:

  • health and wellbeing in neighbourhoods
  • connecting people to local assets
  • care coordination
  • connecting with local groups and voluntary organisations
  • supporting services to work better together at a local neighbourhood level.

What does it involve?

  • Each CoP will be initially involve three half day sessions. Beginning in December 2018, followed by sessions in January 2019 and February 2019.
  • A final session in March 2019 bringing together all three of the CoP’s to share and learn from each other, set the direction of future collaboration and agree next steps in the development of neighbourhood based care and wellbeing delivery models.
  • We ask professionals to seek agreement from their organisation/employer to make themselves available.
  • Coproduction champions will be asked to continue to use their skills to drive local codesign initiatives that will improve and develop the delivery for neighbourhood based care, specifically primary care health offers and the development of broader health and wellbeing initiatives that will utilise community resources to prevent illness and improve the health of Lambeth neighbourhoods.
  • All participants will receive a certificate for their Continuing Professional Development.

All sessions are provided free of charge to participants. You will need to commit to attending all the three half-day sessions and the final session in March 2019.

When are the Sessions?

There will be three CoP’s in Lambeth (North, South-East and South-West). The sessions will take place on the following dates:

South West:

Tuesday 18th December 10am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 16th January 2pm – 4.30pm

Monday 11th February 4.30pm – 7pm

South East:

Tuesday 18th December 2pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 16th January 10am – 12.30pm

Monday 25th February 4.30pm – 7pm


Friday 11th January 9.30am – 12pm

Monday 28th Jan 2pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday 19th Feb 10am – 12.30pm

 How do you get involved?

Send a few lines covering:

  • who you are
  • which CoP are you interested in joining
  • why you are interested in being part of the CoP
  • what you have to offer your local neighbourhood

This can be provided in any electronic format, eg video, voice recording or email. Please also advise if you require any special requirements (such as dietary, access etc.)

Please send your expression of interest or any questions to the Lambeth Together Project Team care of: Meaghan Morris by November 30th 2018.


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