The Building Health Partnerships (BHP) programme will provide funded support to enable Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprints to engage with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector and citizens on wellbeing and self-care priorities.
Jointly funded by NHS England and the Big Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership by Social Enterprise UK and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) the programme will run from April 2017 to June 2018.
The BHP programme takes a dual focus combining relationship building with agreeing and implementing joint action. STP areas in the programme will be able to access a mixture of facilitated support, expert input, links to other networks and initiatives and communications expertise.
The programme is intended to support STPs to more effectively engage with all the providers and people necessary to meet their plan objectives – in line with the Five Year Forward View.
Eight STP areas have been selected to take part in the programme:
Previously SEUK and IVAR have delivered the BHP programme with 22 areas at a local authority and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level. Here's a video detailing our BHP work in Bolton on young people's mental health services.
For details on this previous work please click here.
More information on the BHP programme and our work with the eight STP areas will be made available on this page in due course.