SpeakUp Countywide Forum

Voice of the voluntary and community sector in East Sussex

Health and Social Care is the area in which the vast majority of voluntary organisations are involved. Below are the areas of work, the VCS and SpeakUp Forum are currently involved in. Please follow the link beneath each headline to find out more, or follow the menue on the left hand side.

East Sussex Better Together
ESBT is a three-year programme, which aims to put into place 
a fully integrated health and social care system in East Sussex within three years. This integrated system will ensure every patient or service user can access proactive, joined up care, that supports them to live as independently as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Health & Wellbeing Board
In 2011, the Health and Social Care Bill required the County Council to establish a Health and Wellbeing Board. The Board is committed to improving health and wellbeing across East Sussex, especially for people, places and communities who currently have the worst health outcomes.

Commissioning & Grants Prospectus
You can find more information about changes to commissioning and the Grants Prospectus here.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, all local authorities in England, which provide Adult Social Care services, now have a duty to establish an effective, efficient and representative local Healthwatch from April 2013. Find more information about Healthwatch East Sussex here.

Useful documents & resources 
Find useful documents and resources regarding Health & Social Care on this page.