Its main focus was on:

  • The Community Fund: groups fed back on how they found the process and mentioned lack of time to put together meaningful partnerships, a laborious and not user friendly portal and lack of feedback if unsuccessful. Suggestions were made for the future, including a two stages process and a guideline on how much funding is assigned to each sub-theme. The September Cabinet meeting, when results were discussed, can be viewed here (click on item 8 - Community Fund). Under Resources, you can also see the list of groups that were awarded. You can view the discussion and images from the day on our Twitter account #@CroydonVA
  • The Live Well programme for Croydon: a redesign of current separate lifestyle services (stop smoking services, weight management, physical activity and alcohol screening and brief advice) into a new innovative integrated model that provides advice and support to change a number of health behaviours through a digital platform and targeted services that will concentrate on key areas of deprivation and areas where unhealthy behaviours cluster. Have a look at the Live Well Presentation from the day.

CVSA is organising a follow up meeting with emotional well being and mental health providers to see how this can complement what they provide and explore possible future partnership work; if you want to attend email sara.milocco@cvalive.org.uk