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Breaking News: HCT Group launches 2018 Social Impact Report

Source By: Hackney Community Transport

HCT Group is a social enterprise, reinvesting the profits it makes from transport contracts back into high social impact transport services or projects in the communities we serve. We aim to make a real difference to people’s lives and what we’ve achieved each year is set out in our annual Social Impact Report.

 

The report was launched on 25 July at an event held at the St Luke’s Trust Community Centre. The event was attended by a host of stakeholders - staff, service users, board members, social investors, commissioners and more.

 

The report sets outs our achievements for the year. Not only has our commercial side performed very strongly, with growth of 26.9% to a turnover of £62.9m, we’ve had a great year for social impact

 

·         346,000 passenger trips for disadvantaged individuals or community group members

·         Our Learning Centre has helped 506 learners to achieve 729 positive learning outcomes, 379 qualifications and 178 of our learners found jobs.

 

Behind each of these numbers is a story – of increased independence, of connections with the community, of new opportunities. As a consequence, the report explores the full impact of our services on people's lives with data gained from survey research and focus groups.

 

“HCT Group is all about social impact, making a difference to people’s lives” said Dai Powell, HCT Group Chief Executive. “I am delighted that we could share what we’ve achieved over the past year with our stakeholders.”

 

You can download the social impact report for 2018 – 'Bolder vision, broader impact’ here (large file), with a summary document here.

 

A poster version of this Breaking News is attached - Br_IR_18.pdf


DWP guidance on length of PIP awards

Source By: DWP

Please click here for the DWP guidance on length of PIP awards.


Child Poverty Action Group ideas on UC problems

CPAG’s early warning system collects reports from welfare rights and other frontline advisers around the country about the impact of social security reform and issues arising with the benefits system.

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Patient public involvement opportunities

Source By: CCG

 1.       Alliance Diagnostic Hub in north east London – Patient Advisory Group members

UCLH Cancer Collaborative plans to open a new Diagnostic Hub for people living in north east London (Barking and Dagenham, City and Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest). The Hub will improve early diagnosis for patients with conditions that increase their risk of cancer, as well as monitoring patients with early stage cancer who do not need treatment right away.

We’re looking for people who would like to join a Patient Advisory Group to help us develop and launch the Hub. We are particularly looking for people with prostate, upper gastrointestinal or colorectal cancers, or who have a condition which increases the risk of cancer - liver cirrhosis, Barrett’s Oesophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease or polyps. We’d also welcome interest from people who are active members of community groups in north east London.

This is a great opportunity to co-design a person-centred approach to cancer diagnostic pathways at a dedicated centre. If you are interested, please read the Role Description, and then send a completed Expression of Interest form to uclh.getinvolvedwithcancer1@nhs.net , by the deadline of Monday 27 August 2018.

You can read more on our blog: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/Cancer/Pages/Cancerblogsandupdates.aspx

The Role Description and Expression of Interest form can be found on this webpage: http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/getinvolvedwithcancer

2.       Patient Experience & User Involvement Steering Group – co-chair (paid role)

Our Steering Group is made up of people affected by cancer who are passionate about engaging communities and making an impact on the future of cancer care. It ensures that the views of people affected by cancer are represented at the highest level. The Steering Group oversees all of the work we do to improve cancer care and work collaboratively with local communities.

We are looking for a person affected by cancer to be our new co-chair. The co-chair receives payments for involvement, in recognition of the contribution of the role.

This role would suit someone who enjoys thinking strategically, is committed to representing the diverse population we serve, and working collaboratively with patients, communities and healthcare professionals.

We want to ensure that membership of this group reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Therefore, we’re particularly keen to hear from people from black and minority ethnic communities, people of working age, people who live in east London, and people who were treated at Barts Health, BHRUT (Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospitals) North Middlesex, Princess Alexandra or Homerton Hospitals.

The Role Description and Expression of Interest form can be found on this webpage: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/Cancer/NCV/Pages/Gettinginvolvedwithcancer.aspx

 3.       Using routine health data to diagnose lung cancer earlier project – patient/carer reps

Outcomes for lung cancer in north east London are very poor, often because people are diagnosed at a late stage. We don’t fully understand the reasons why. UCLH Cancer Collaborative is embarking on this project with Cancer Research UK to look at data which is routinely collected by the NHS, and to see if it is possible to identify any trends which could help. The project will be looking for ‘actionable moments’ in the year before a person is diagnosed with lung cancer. We hope this will identify opportunities to diagnose and treat people earlier.

We are looking for two people to join the project group as patient/carer representatives. You don’t need to have experience of lung cancer specifically - we’d welcome people with experience of any kind of cancer for this project. What’s important is that you are interested in the potential of using data to improve health services, and are willing to learn.

If you are interested, please read the Role Description, and then send a completed Expression of Interest form to uclh.getinvolvedwithcancer1@nhs.net , by the deadline of Friday 17 August 2018.

The Role Description and Expression of Interest form can be found on this webpage: http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/getinvolvedwithcancer

 4.       Quality of Life Pilot Steering Group – patient/carer rep

We are piloting a ground-breaking new tool for measuring quality of life for people affected by cancer. Currently, there is no measure in place to assess how well patients are supported after their cancer treatment. This tool will establish people’s quality of life and their needs, such as help at home or financial advice. We are looking for people affected by any cancer who would like to join the Steering Group overseeing and shaping this project.

If you are interested, please read the Role Description, and then send a completed Expression of Interest form to uclh.getinvolvedwithcancer1@nhs.net , by the deadline of Friday 17 August 2018.

The Role Description and Expression of Interest form can be found on this webpage: http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/getinvolvedwithcancer

We are particularly keen to promote the new Patient Advisory Group for the Alliance Diagnostic Hub – a flyer for this is attached:

Flyer_-_Alliance_Diagnostic_Hub_July_2018.pdf

 


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