Baseline Audit of Health & Wellbeing Services
Client: Bolton Council and NHS Bolton
Within the Bolton area there are a range of services provided across a number of partners that promote the health and wellbeing of local residents. Bolton Council and NHS Bolton required a baseline assessment of the current provision to better understand what is available and identify opportunities for better coordination and planning. This work will ultimately inform the future targeted wellbeing and prevention strategies by identifying and defining the current situation. It was also important to ensure that the right types of provision are in place given the future demographic and economic challenges facing the area.
CPC were tasked with the following:
- Conduct a baseline audit of all currently delivered prevention based services across adult social care, health, housing, corporate services and the CVS.
- Define the parameters of ‘health and wellbeing’ provision, including creation of a common outcome framework.
- Mapping of services so that spending can be aligned to local issues and their contribution to strategic objectives can be traced.
This work will provide Bolton Council, NHS Bolton and its partners with the following benefits:
- Creation of a working definition of services that contribute to health and wellbeing and may be characterised as ‘preventative’.
- Creation of a bespoke and innovative outcome framework against which spend can be aligned to local priorities.
- A comprehensive baseline assessment of current provision to help identify opportunities for improvement in the coordination and management of health and wellbeing services. This will facilitate increased efficiency and take-up of provision.
- Identification of overlaps and gaps of service provision so that future redesign of services and strategy development can be undertaken.
- Development of a toolkit and methodology to ensure future sustainability and replication.