Published February 2015 by Public Health and NHS England
There is extensive evidence that connected and empowered communities are healthy communities. Communities that are involved
in decision-making about their area and the services within it, that are well networked and supportive and where neighbours look out for each other, all have a positive impact on peopleâ€™s health and wellbeing. Three million volunteers already make a critical contribution to the provision of health and social care in England. This is a huge asset to our nationâ€™s health.
See the full report here.
Give and Take â€“ how timebanking is transforming healthcare by David Boyle and Sarah Bird. Launched November 2014 by Timebanking UK.
In Give and Take, David Boyle and Sarah Bird share the positive findings of a two-year research project to test out time banks in the NHS. With clarity and insight, they show how some of the UKâ€™s 289 time banks and 35,000 members are using their time and their skills for the health and social benefit of each other.
With a bold vision to see a time bank attached to every UK GPâ€™s surgery, the authors make a persuasive and powerful case that it is patients themselves who have the power to transform our stressed and financially squeezed NHS â€“ and patients themselves who will provide the answer to some of healthcareâ€™s most pressing problems.
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