Upskilling the Health and Social Care Workforce Across Lancashire

Overview

The purpose of the project is to bring together ‘support, training and future proofing’ for the workforce of small and medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees) across private and social enterprise sectors throughoutLancashire, who contribute towards improving people’s health. Organisations working across the social determinants of health including, but not limited to, the arts, sport and recreation, education and training, community development, employment support, environmental initiatives and so on. Any business, organisation or activity that helps to improve the health and well-being of the community and the individuals therein could be eligible for free training provided by the upskilling project.* 

An added value project which will enables individuals to contribute to the development of their organisations and progress the organisation forward. This should result in a significant impact on the organisations and their clients within, whilst contributing positively to everyone’s health and well-being. The results and impact will include individual and organisational growth, future proofing and becoming more integrated in the health and social care economy. 

Each business will receive the following as appropriate, organisational diagnostics and skills audits, a workforce development plan, individual learning plans, flexible bespoke training, leadership and management training.   

*Subject to de minimis, state aid regulations and other eligibility criteria.

Contact Callam Barnes on callam.barnes@communitycvs.org.uk or 01254 503042 to find out more.

Delivery Partnership

Our main focus is to upskill the workforce within the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector, but we can also support GP practices, care homes and other organisations operating in the private sector within the health economy.

Central and West Lancashire

Community CVS

Community CVS is looking to rent premises within Preston, from which a small team of 2 to 5 staff will be based. The premises will be used to deliver the Action for Jobs and Upskilling projects. We are looking to rebuild a CVS presence within the Central Lancashire area. We are particularly keen to hear from people with strong VCFSE networks and understanding of the Central Lancashire area, who are encouraged to apply for any of the roles, but particularly those roles that will be based within Preston City Centre.

West Lancashire CVS

West Lancashire CVS will promote the project across West Lancashire. The charity employs 9 staff, who deliver a social prescribing service within West Lancashire and have strong links with the GPs and Primary Care Networks within the area.

Fylde Coast

Citizens Advice Blackpool / Blackpool Wyre and Fylde CVS

Citizens Advice Blackpool will employ a workforce development officer, who will help to co-ordinate and deliver the training offer within the Fylde Coast. The charity also has strong links with the GPs and Primary Care Networks within the area employing Link Workers and delivering advice sessions within the practices. Blackpool Wyre and Fylde CVS will promote the training offer to the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector across the Fylde Coast.

Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde

Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde will employ a workforce development officer, who will help to co-ordinate and deliver the training offer within the Fylde Coast. The Volunteer Centre are employing LINK Workers supporting Primary Care Networks within the area.

North Lancashire

Lancaster District CVS employs Connecting Communities Development Officers, who help to deliver the Connecting Communities Programme on behalf of the Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group. They are also part of the Population Health Management approaches being delivered within the Lancaster area.

Pennine Lancashire

Community CVS – based in Blackburn, the charity is the lead body for the Upskilling project and an Action for Jobs project. Leading on the delivery of a Population Health Management approaches within the VCFSE Sector within Blackburn with Darwen. Manages an Approved Training Centre with the Chartered Management Institute, NCFE and Royal Society for Public Health. Delivers business advice to people wanting to start up in business or existing businesses.

Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS

Based in Burnley with outreach centres in Pendle and Rossendale, the charity has strong links with GP practices throughout the area and employs Community Connectors and LINK workers to support local Primary Care Networks. Involved with delivering Population Health Management approaches within the VCFSE Sector. Partner with Community CVS on the Action for Jobs initiative.

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS

Based in Great Harwood – but serving the local authority districts of Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. Strong links with GP practices employing community connectors and LINK workers to support local Primary Care Networks in Hyndburn and Ribblesdale. Involved with delivering Population Health Management approaches within the VCFSE Sector. Partner with Community CVS on the Action for Jobs initiative.

Pan-Lancashire

Lancashire BME Network

Lancashire BME Network is the leading network for BAME groups operating across Lancashire. We will work with them to develop and promote a training offer that is suitable for BAME groups and also helps to promote the career progression of BAME individuals within the workforce.

http://lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk/

SELNET

SELNET is the leading network for social enterprises across Lancashire. We will work with them to develop and promote a training offer for social enterprises.