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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

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Third sector development and innovation fund scheme

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working collaboratively with partner organisations from across health, social care and the third sector to deliver the transformational change of health and social care provision required to meet the future needs of its population. Articulated within its Better Care Fund the CCG will, alongside partner organisations, make a step change in the delivery of care in the community and reducing the need for unnecessary admission to hospital care especially for elderly patients with long term and complex care needs.

In order to meet its priorities the CCG recognises the role the voluntary and community sector can play in resourcing and delivering community support services. High levels of deprivation exist across different communities and areas of Newcastle. This includes individuals and groups of people that are “hard to reach”, in terms of accessing information and engaging with services. The CCG recognises that the voluntary and community sector has good reach into these communities and can support the CCG in improving health outcomes for Newcastle’s residents.

To support the delivery of its priorities the CCG has commissioned Newcastle CVS to administer a process to invest £100,000 into the voluntary and community sector. The total funding has been split into a number of separate lots. Each lot is based around a small number of general practices who have combined to form a ‘cluster of practices’.

Bidders are asked to submit applications to deliver services to one or more of these clusters. The amount of funding allocated to support each cluster is dependent on the size of its combined patient list size.

More information on the scheme, along with details on how to apply can be found here.