It can be difficult for smaller organisations to keep pace with developments in health commissioning and ensure their services get the recognition they deserve. We set up The Health Exchange as a network to bring together voluntary and community organisations with health professionals in Islington to improve understanding of the health and wellbeing landscape and devise creative solutions to delivering wellbeing services.
The Health Exchange also works with partners to identify service areas which could be developed, based on their experience with people accessing their services. Joint working, economies of scale and a louder voice also enable Islington organisations to influence commissioners and funders.
When circumstances permit we hold open breakfast meetings once a month for informal drop-ins and conversation. If you are interested in being involved please email Felicity.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust has well-established local partnerships and provides many wellbeing services which carry out outreach events in the borough. We work closely with local organisations, Healthwatch and the CCG and are ideally placed to help them talk to each other.