At the Wales Co-operative Party conference, the First Minister set out his plans for 50 local community hubs, where health and social care can be co-located, and for a foundational economy health plan.
To support this work, the Co-operative Party is creating a Health & Social Care Co-operative Commission, to bring together the wealth of knowledge, experience and ideas from the co-operative movement in Wales to feed into the development of the hubs and foundational economy health plan.
The commission will comprise of three stages:
1. A call for evidence, which will seek to collect information and ideas covering:
a. The lived experience of health and social care services in Wales
b. Examples of best practice from around the country
c. Opportunities to apply our co-operative values and principles in improving services
d. Ways to increase patient voice and participation, and ensure accountable and responsive public services
e. Ideas for the delivery of the 50 local community health and care hubs
f. Contributions to a foundational economy health plan which looks at tackling socioeconomic and health inequalities in Wales.
2. Expert evidence sessions, bringing together existing and aspiring health and social care co-operatives in Wales, service users, local government representatives, academics and activists to review the evidence and organise ‘deep-dive’ sessions on topics that require further exploration
3. Report of findings and practical recommendations to ministers to showcase the ideas and existing best practice of the sector, helping to feed into the development of community hubs and the foundational economy health plan.
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