January Newsletter

What is the STP?

The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is a five year plan to improve health and social care in the city and county for the benefit of local people. The plan has been designed to accelerate the implementation of the NHS Five Year Forward View transforming health and care outcomes, and help build and strengthen relationships.

TEAM were invited to be the Voluntary Sector Representative for Nottinghamshire, and as such, sit on the STP Advisory Board. The group does not have decision-making powers, but can make recommendations and give advice to the STP Executive. TEAM will be engaging with the STP on behalf of the third sector, therefore, would welcome your views or questions to take forward. Please get in touch via the website.

The STP has identified five key areas where it aims to achieve High impact Changes within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire:

· Promote Wellbeing, Prevention, Independence and Self Care

· Strengthen primary, Community, Social care and Carer Services

· Simplify Urgent and Emergency care

· Develop Technology Enabled care

· Ensure consistent and evidence based Pathways in Planned Care

Closure of Care & Comfort

Very sad news both for the sector as a whole, and for the elderly and vulnerable people of Newark & Sherwood... as from the 15th December, Care & Comfort ceased trading.

​For the past 9 years, the staff and volunteers have provided quality care and support services to thousands of elderly people, allowing them to remain safe and independent in their own homes for longer.  

They provided a Home Support service, Discharge service, Befriending and a variety of Activity and friendship groups.​

TEAM Small Grant Fund

The Mid Notts CCG’s Better Together Transformation Programme is a “Vanguard site” for its work on delivering new models of care. Some of the funding awarded to the Vanguard has been allocated to TEAM to develop third sector work which can support the Alliance partners achieve their outcomes.

We have assigned a Small Grants Fund to allow groups to pilot and evaluate new, small projects, allowing TEAM to demonstrate to the Alliance the potential of the local third sectorin meeting the needs of patients.

TEAM is looking for expressions of interest from voluntary and community organisations and groups working at a grass roots level that would like to deliver activities/services in a number of priority areas that we believe can make a valuable contribution and difference to the health and wellbeing of our local communities.

Applicants will be expected to contribute to one or more of the outcomes below:

· 2.1 People who use health and care services and their carers report a good quality of life

· 2.2 People can remain independent and are able to manage the risks associated with this

· 2.3 People are able to have choice and control over their condition and the services they receive

· 2.4 People can manage their condition and/or frailty to prevent complications

· 2.5 People are able to make a meaningful community and social contribution

Projects do not necessarily need to have successful outcomes, this is your opportunity to try something new. However, we are hoping that, if measured correctly against recognized health outcomes, TEAM will be able to pitch the projects to the CCG for more long term/sustainable funding on behalf of groups.

Information events by CVS’:

Mansfield & Ashfield 19th January 2017

Workshops and support will follow, to assist you with the application process via your local CVS

Ø Application forms can be downloaded from the website and need to be returned by 1st March 2017

Ø Decision made by 31st March 2017

Contact details:


01623 415966

  • 1st January 2017