The Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme strated back in 2012 with the aim to create a network of leaders committed to radical change and reform in the health and care system. Since then, seven cohorts of amazing leaders have been championing community wellbeing, co-production and transforming services where they live and work. As we now launched cohort 8, we would like to share with you some feedback from Cohort 7 that launched in 2018.
The programme was based on the strong communities leadership framework that was written in partnership with social care providers, people who use services, their carers and families, the voluntary sector and health providers. It is a key tool for everyone who wants to ensure that building strong communities and co-production become part of the mainstream of care and health services. The framework describes the leadership skills and behaviours which are needed to build stronger, healthier communities, in which everyone is valued and can contribute as a full and equal citizen. It highlights a new style of leadership based on collaboration and co-production – the ability to work across boundaries and organisations and work together with local people in a spirit of genuine and equal partnership.
Click here to find out more about the programme and how participants and their organisations benefited from it.
There is still time to sign up for the new cohort. Click here for more information.