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West Northants joint health partnership shortlisted for award

West Northants joint health partnership shortlisted for award

Posted: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:58 by Deborah Sumner

A major new programme of transformation work driven by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and its Northamptonshire health and care partners has been shortlisted for a prestigious award at this year's Health Services Journal (HSJ) Awards. More »

A major new programme of transformation work driven by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and its Northamptonshire health and care partners has been shortlisted for a prestigious award at this year's Health Services Journal (HSJ) Awards.
Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (ICAN), which is about supporting more people to live well and stay well at home and brings together the support they need across the NHS, local councils, voluntary and community organisations, has been named as a finalist for Provider Collaboration of the Year.

The ICAN Programme's purpose is to deliver a person focused set of services that help people manage long term health conditions and risks associated with becoming frail or elderly. We are doing this by working with residents and their GPs to help people age well and improve the quality of care in the community as well as ensuring more people return home in a timely way after a stay in hospital. We believe working together we can help people achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes and help them to maintain their independence and resilience for as long as possible.

Cllr Matt Golby, WNC's Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Wellbeing, and Health Integration, said: "We are delighted that ICAN has been shortlisted for the Provider Collaboration of the Year award. This is an outstanding achievement, and one that truly reflects the ethos of collaborative working across health, social care and voluntary sector partners in Northamptonshire.
"As recognised in this shortlisting, the outputs of the ICAN programme to date have already made a huge difference in reducing the likelihood of people being admitted to hospital, as well as helping those with long term conditions or needing crisis support to access the right care at home.

"The work of ICAN is a fantastic example of joined-up working to better improve residents' experience of care they receive and I am thrilled to see such positive improvements already being made. This shortlisting recognises everyone's hard work and commitment across our health and social care system and we are looking forward to empowering residents further and delivering more positive changes through this programme."
More than 1,000 entries were received for the HSJ Awards 2022, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations).

Further to this, a key partner organisation of ICAN, Northamptonshire Carers, has been shortlisted for the System Led Support for Carers Award. The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards can be found at https://awards.hsj.co.uk/ alongside details of the Awards partners; https://awards.hsj.co.uk/partners
The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on 17 November 2022.

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West Northants Council to provide further financial support to pensioners and vulnerable people

West Northants Council to provide further financial support to pensioners and vulnerable people

Posted: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:50 by Deborah Sumner

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) will be providing further financial support to pensioners and vulnerable residents as part of the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) Extended Household Support Fund. More »

Eligible pensioners will receive a one-off payment of £100.00 in the form of a Post Office Payout voucher (similar to a store voucher) which may be cashed, paid directly into a bank account, or used to pay a utility bill.

Pensioners who receive the Pension Credit payment and also are already in receipt of disability payments from the DWP will be able to apply for a top up payment £50 food voucher.

Those pensioners eligible for the voucher will receive a letter enabling them to claim the payment from any Post Office branch. To receive the funds all they will need to do is take their letter to their local Post Office, along with official form of identification (further details will be provided in their letter).

Councillor Matt Golby, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health at West Northamptonshire Council, said: "We understand how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting people's lives so it's really important this second round of government funding goes to those who need it most and it's great to see these arrangements are in full swing.

"Partnering up with the Post Office also enables us to provide pensioners with a flexible form of payment which they can either use towards paying their bills or spending on essentials to help support them this summer. We are working closely with local community and voluntary organisations to ensure we reach households suffering severe financial hardship who may otherwise slip through the net.

"Residents do not need to contact the council to apply for this funding unless they are claiming their disability top up payment – all eligible households will instead be contacted and offered support. Residents facing financial difficulties should visit our Cost of Living Support webpage for details of the other support available."

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Residents reminded to help shape future employment sites in south Northamptonshire

Residents reminded to help shape future employment sites in south Northamptonshire

Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:12 by Georgia Connor

Residents are being reminded to help shape extra guidance for land allocated for commercial development in the south Northamptonshire area.

Members of West Northamptonshire Council's (WNC) Planning Policy Committee recently approved plans to seek people's views on a new draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for employment land allocations in the area, which would sit alongside the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 to help inform decision-making on planning applications. More »

The draft SPD aims to provide greater detail and certainty to the public and developers by setting out overarching design principles for the future development of the employment sites identified in the Local Plan, including guidance relating to size, scale and density of buildings.

A six-week public consultation on the SPD opened on Thursday, 7 July and people have until midnight on Thursday, 18 August to give their views – to take part, visit the consultation hub on the Council's website or view the draft documents at the WNC offices and library in Towcester, as well as libraries in Brackley and Deanshanger.

Cllr Rebecca Breese, WNC's Cabinet Member for strategic planning, built environment and rural affairs, said: "It's important that we have effective planning policies in place which support our goals to boost our local economy by bringing new employment opportunities into the area.

"Our policies must be underpinned by clear and robust guidance for both local residents and developers to ensure future development of these sites is appropriate in size, scale and density, and this Supplementary Planning Document aims to do just that.

"I would urge everyone with knowledge of this area to get involved in this consultation to help shape guidance that will inform our future decision-making on these issues."

As well as being able to view the SPD documents online, residents can view them at the WNC offices and the library at The Forum, Moat Lane in Towcester NN12 6AD, and libraries in Brackley and Deanshanger.

Residents can also email localplanconsultation.snc@westnorthants.gov.uk with any feedback.

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