Service Provider Organisations

Ways to Wellness has contracted four service provider organisations to deliver the core elements of the Ways to Wellness service. The initial contracts between Ways to Wellness and the four not for profit organisations are two years in length.

Each service provider organisation will provide services to the patients referred from a portion (cluster) of the 18 General Practices in the west of Newcastle (the historic Newcastle West CCG area). The service providers will employ a team of Link Workers and manage relationships with the staff in their cluster of GP practices. Service providers will work closely with each other and will link with other organisations whose services and activities they will be guiding some patients to use.

The value of using four different service providers and initial two year contracts, is that it allows us to observe the different approaches that services providers bring to the role and the different results that are achieved. It is anticipated that the service providers will learn from each other, benefiting from their different areas of strength.

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Changing Lives

Changing Lives is a national, registered charity based in the North East which provides specialist support for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month.
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First Contact Clinical

First Contact Clinical is a Social Enterprise. Experts in Deprivation Medicine, their focus is on health problems that are more commonly found in disadvantaged areas and communities. They create opportunities for positive behaviour change that reduces the impact of deprivation.
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HealthWORKS Newcastle

HealthWORKS Newcastle, based in the west end of Newcastle, aims to provide support for people wanting to make positive changes to maintain or improve their health.
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Mental Health Concern

Mental Health Concern provide a wide range of specialist mental health services in the North East of England. They are a not-for-profit organisation and are primarily commissioned to run their services by the NHS and Local Authorities.
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Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies.

Posted July 21st 2017

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