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Four partnerships chosen to be part of the Health Foundation’s programme to improve health care services through collaborative communities

28 October 2020

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Four teams have been selected to be part of the Health Foundation’s £2.1 million programme, Common Ambition, for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

The four ambitious teams from across the UK are partnerships between the voluntary and community sector, such as charities and social enterprises, and the NHS. They will work to build sustainable change in health care through collaboration between those who use services and those who deliver them.

The projects will focus on four very different areas of health care: improving health services for homeless people; reducing HIV health inequalities; putting people with inflammatory bowel disease in control of their care; and redesigning services for people with learning disabilities or autism.

The Health Foundation is supporting these partnerships to make improvements to health care services that are driven by members of the public. Voluntary and community sector organisations are vital to this type of collaboration as they have the ability to harness the knowledge and skills in the community.

The project teams will work with universities, commissioning organisations and local authorities, and will ensure that learning is captured and impact measured.

Each team has received between £300,000 and £500,000 and the projects will be completed over two to three years.

The projects are:

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