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Norma Burns

Locality Development Lead for North Locality Consortium at CACE.

North Locality Consortium (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Villages and the Northern Corridor)

 

North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Integration recognise the importance of the building of community capacity to enhance the lives of North Lanarkshire’s citizens. They know that using the principles of co-production and an assets based approach can result in better outcomes for people especially – though not exclusively – at the preventative and anticipatory end of the care pathway.

Vision:

 

To ensure that people within North Locality (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Villages and the Northern Corridor) are able to access community supports and engage in meaningful activity in a way where they are valued, have their voices heard and are not prevented from undertaking this activity by unnecessary or preventable barriers.

CACE is one of 5 organisations within North Lanarkshire taking part in Community Capacity Building & Carers Support Programme funded by Health and Social Care Partnership through Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) governance.

CACE has been chosen to Host North Locality Consortium which is an integral part of North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Integration.

North Locality Consortium Role:

Support the building of community capacity in locality area that contributes to preventative and anticipatory support to reduce isolation and loneliness; to improve the use of information, advice and guidance; to improve independence and well being; to ensure people feel included connected and safe and to ensure that Citizens have greater access to health and well being supports.

The North Locality Consortium is a group of people from NHS Health Improvement Team, North Lanarkshire Council: Social Work and Community Learning & Development Team, VANL, Local Community Forums Representatives and Third Sector organisations like: Lanarkshire Carers Centre, Alzheimer Scotland and The Advisory Group. They all work together to encourage and support local people to become involved in their local community in meaningful way at a grass roots level. The consortium manages it budget to help community groups to lift their ideas off the ground.

 

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