A new £2.1 million programme, supported by The Health Foundation, has been launched to support four partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.
The Common Ambition programme will support four teams across the UK with funding of £300,000 to £500,000 for two to three years.
The projects will focus on four 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 projects are:
- Improving health services with homeless people in Brighton – Arch Health
This project is aiming to improve health services for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Brighton and Hove by integrating the experiences of people who use the services into evaluation, improvement and development of homeless health care.
- Working with people of African and Caribbean heritage to reduce HIV transmission in Bristol– Brigstowe
This project is aiming to reverse HIV health inequalities experienced by people of African and Caribbean heritage living in and around Bristol by developing and testing a series of interventions with the local community.
- What matters to you? Putting people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in control of their care – Crohn’s & Colitis UK
This project will create partnerships, led by people living with IBD, to design services and deliver improved outcomes, putting people with IBD in control of their care and focusing on what matters to them.
- Developing a radical new approach for designing services with people with learning disabilities and autistic people in London – Heart n Soul
This project is aiming to improve the quality of relationships and listening between people with learning disabilities or autism and health care professionals, through the co-design of services via collaboration and creativity.