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Working together to have a different conversation

Working together to have a different conversation

21st January 2019

January 2019 has got off to an exciting start with our partnership launching a new bespoke health and care experience called ‘Our Deal for a Healthier Wigan’. Building on the success of the Wigan Deal and Be Wigan experience developed by Wigan Council this innovative interactive training session will promote a whole scale approach to asset based working, where staff undertake a different conversation with

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Healthier Wigan does Wellfest

Healthier Wigan does Wellfest

9th July 2018

The Healthier Wigan team have really got in the Wellfest mood and been around the borough this week talking to local people about The Healthier Wigan Partnership and health and social care integration. We’ve seen table tennis and drumming at The Festival of Ageing at the DW stadium on Thursday.   The Rotary community day in Wigan town centre on Saturday was packed

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Healthier Wigan goes International!

Healthier Wigan goes International!

4th June 2018

We were delighted Jay Mangan from the Healthier Wigan team was invited to the International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC) in Utrecht, the Netherlands last week. Jay presented the Wigan respiratory poster on the HWP Respiratory AQuA Flow Programme which he heads up and was selected from across an international field of programmes at the #ICIC18.   Jay said on his return: "It was really inspirational

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Launching Healthier Wigan

Launching Healthier Wigan

8th May 2018

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham joined health and social care leaders to witness the launch of the Alliance between all our partners on 30th April. He spoke passionately about the influential role of Wigan and said he felt 'so proud' of Wigan for blazing the trail to a more joined up and person-centred approach.   Community and voluntary sector partners showcased moving stories of how real

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Borough Life

Borough Life

18th April 2018

The Spring edition of Borough Life is out now!   This issue focuses on health and provides a number of simple ways in which you can maintain and improve both your mental and physical wellbeing.   Read the latest edition of Borough Life here.   Take a look at page 36 to find out more about Healthier Wigan and Integrated Community Services.

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Making Our Alliance a Reality

Making Our Alliance a Reality

19th February 2018

The 'Making Our Alliance a Reality' event took place on Tuesday 30th January 2018, at the Edge. The event was attended by around 50 senior managers and leaders from right across the system. The conference was an important milestone towards the signing of our formal Alliance agreement in April and helped to shape ideas and address challenges that working more closely and in a 'joined up' way

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A great conversation at Higher Folds

A great conversation at Higher Folds

29th November 2017

The Healthier Wigan Team, along with staff from Start Well and Integrated Community Services (ICS) had some really interesting chats with residents at the Higher Folds community fun day. Great to hear that Morris dancing was a firm favourite! We asked various questions about the services in the area that you use and your experience of them. Great for helping us design services with you

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Walking Football Stars

29th November 2017

The residents of our borough are taking control of their own wellbeing as part of the Deal for Health and Wellness and achieving footy stardom by appearing on Sky Sports; showcasing how they’ve been breaking traditional barriers that would have traditionally stopped them taking part in a game they love. These sessions are organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles and are helping local people live

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How does the NHS in England work? An alternative guide

29th November 2017

Take a look at the new animation released by The Kings Fund to explain the changes that are going on in Health care and the NHS. It shows the complexity of making changes and helps us understand what’s driving the work The Healthier Wigan partnership are undertaking.    

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