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Health Trust scoops top prize to boost links with community

12 November 2012


Beating hundreds of other competitors, Luton Clinical Commissioning Group has secured £10,000 to deliver on a project, which will directly impact upon lives of Luton residents.

The project, which is two-fold, will see the development and establishment of a partnership-wide consultation and engagement portal in the town, ensuring that local patients and the public have access to a `one-stop shop`  for all consultation activities; whether this is from health services, the local authority or the emergency services.  The second part of the project concentrates on working closely with the local voluntary sector, ensuring that information is circulated to parts of Luton communities that Luton CCG may not yet have access to or involvement with.

This money will help not only to engage with everyone in Luton, it will help to identify and address specific issues experienced by diverse communities. More importantly engagement events give you the chance to have your say on the issues that matter most.

Assistant Director for inclusion and Cohesion, Mina Jesa, who will also oversee the project said: “We’re all very excited about winning this pot of money and I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work. This is a great opportunity for us to identify and cater for the needs of the communities who aren’t getting the important health information they need. This opportunity allows the public sector organisations to work in collaboration, strengthening our links with the community through engagement activity, keeping the people of Luton up to date with ample opportunity to feedback and share.”

The money has been awarded as part of the Inclusion and Equalities Engagement Awards 2012 and was presented to Luton Clinical Commissioning Group by Sir Neil McKay at a national conference hosted in Northampton.

“Luton CCG wants to provide high quality and value for money healthcare. Including the people of Luton in our decision making is a key priority for us. Your views and opinions are important to helping us achieve the right services, in the right place, at the right time,” said Andrew Burgess, Chief Operating Officer.

Notes to editors

Around 32% of the population of Luton are Black and Minority Ethnic communities

The portal will be an online resource which will bring together web based opportunities, information and consultation in a simplified way that we can all use.

The photo shows Assistant Director for inclusion and Cohesion, Mina Jesa and Sir Neil McKay.

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