Inclusive Health and Wellbeing
Tuesday 29 November 2011, 9.15 am ? 3.30 pm
Trent Vineyard, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2PX
The East Midlands Communities for Health Network, hosted by Nottingham City Council, is organising a FREE event for local authorities and their partners which will focus on improving the health outcomes of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Our conference on ?Inclusive Health and Wellbeing? seeks to raise understanding of the challenges facing vulnerable people and the main organisations working with them to ensure everyone gets the care that they are entitled to, regardless of their needs or circumstances. Martin Gibbs from the Department of Health (DH) will be the keynote speaker and will explain the remit of the DH Health Inclusion Unit.
Best practice will be showcased during the day to help bring to life the issues and support the development of policies and programmes across health and the wider determinants of health. These will be highlighted through work with the following groups: homeless and rough sleepers; gypsies and travellers; sex workers and migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. Round table discussions will aim to identify what are the key elements of best practice and engagement that can be applied and adapted for all vulnerable people of all ages.
In addition, the day will also include an opportunity for you to hear about how your local area can get involved with the new World Health Organisation?s UK Healthy Cities Network, which aims to develop a creative, supportive and motivating network for UK cities and towns that are tackling health inequalities and striving to put health improvement and health equity at the core of all local policies.
How to register
A draft programme is on the reverse of this flyer and bookings are now being taken. To register as a delegate for the conference please click here.
Registration and refreshments
Rachel Quinn, Chief Executive, One East Midlands
A short activity to find out what you know about the health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups
The Remit of the Department of Health?s Health Inclusion Unit
Martin Gibbs, Local Government and Communities Manager, Health Inequalities Unit, Department of Health
Gypsies and Travellers
A short background introduction will be followed by examples of good practice. Round table discussions will identify the elements of best practice for different age groups (eg children and young people, adults and older people).
Sex Workers (same format as above)
Cllr Sue Johnson, Nottingham City Council
World Health Organisation UK Healthy City Network
Stephen Woods, UK Healthy Cities Network Coordinator
Chair?s introduction to the afternoon
Migrant Workers, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (same format as above)
Homelessness and Rough Sleepers (same format as above)
Questions and Way Forward