Getting started - partnership, coproduction and defining the problem
We started with three like-minded commissioners across Public Health, the Office of the Police and Crime Commission and the Police. We were all commissioning services for a similar cohort of people- those with severe and multiple disadvantage. We decided to work together on a more collaborative approach and now have a strategic partnership sponsored by the Health and Wellbeing Board in Surrey. Coproduction has been key since the beginning of our approach with an expert by experience present at strategic group and evaluation meetings.
Designing your intervention
At the moment we are still mapping our provision as we are looking for a county-wide coordinated approach to support our clients. We are working closely with statutory and voluntary provision across housing, domestic abuse, health, mental health, substance misuse and criminal justice to create the most holistic coordination for our clients. Our operational group or groups will feed into our strategic group to ensure good levels of communication and feedback.
Sustainability and system change
Our aim is to have an integrated commissioning model for those experiencing SMD in Surrey. Alongside the Health and Wellbeing board and the priorities of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, we will look to have our approach embedded across the county with both our operational and strategic partnerships working together to help unblock the barriers in the system for our clients. We look forward to the possibilities of the next three years.