Community development and working with the third sector
trong partnership working with the local community, voluntary sector organisations and Haringey Council is at the core of our engagement approach. The local community and voluntary sector deliver a range of wellbeing support to our local communities. We often commission engagement through these organisations, as we recognise the strong relationships they have with local people and the important role they play in improving the health and wellbeing of local communities and helping us in reducing health inequalities.
We established an engagement partnership with the Bridge Renewal Trust, Haringey’s umbrella organisation for the local voluntary and community sector, and Public Voice (Healthwatch Haringey) to help us engage with and get feedback from Haringey’s diverse community, particularly groups we wouldn’t usually hear from who might find it difficult to access health services, such as young people, those living with disabilities and homeless people. You can read about the partnership’s progress by downloading the engagement partnership reports in the downloads section.
In addition to working with the third sector, we work closely with the Council to ensure that we have a joint approach to commissioning some health and social care services and can share best practice and learning.