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Disability Rights UK enters Health and Wellbeing Alliance

12 May 2017

We are delighted to announce that DRUK has joined the Department of Health's Health and Wellbeing Alliance - as part of the user-led Win Win Alliance - disabled people leading change (together with Shaping Our Lives, NSUN and CHANGE).

This wider partnership is intended to help DH, Public Health England and NHS England work closely with VCSE organisations to promote equality, address health inequalities and help families and communities achieve and maintain wellbeing.

The VCSE Health and Wellbeing programme's objectives are to:

  • Encourage co-production in the creation of person-centred, community-based health and care which promotes equality for all
  • Enable the voice of people with lived experience and those experiencing health inequalities to inform national policy making and shape the delivery of services
  • Build evidence of sustainable, scalable solutions to mitigate and prevent inequalities impacting on health and wellbeing of communities

By being part of this alliance, DRUK can amplify the voices of our members and networks at national and strategic levels. It means that real issues affecting local communities across England are raised and (hopefully) positive local solutions sought together.

Our own user-led Win Win Alliance joins a host of other VCSE organisations and consortia in the partnership such as Clinks, National Voices, Race Equality Foundation and The National LGB&T Partnership.