The Playbook Programme

Introduction to the Playbook Programme

Breaking Barriers Innovations and Health Education England (HEE) are leading a series of pilot projects on place and the social determinants of health across England. The pilots seek to provide a facilitated and comprehensive approach to the place-based development and delivery of health and social care services that can address the social determinants of health and wellbeing. 
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Our Playbook Localities

Cornwall

The Playbook programme in Cornwall aims to outline the benefits of greater local integration and joint action across health, social care and housing sectors in the county.

Currently, a quarter of the population is over 65 and by 2036, a third of the population will be over the age of 65. This ageing population places increased demand on the health and social care system.

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Portsmouth

The playbook in Portsmouth focuses on supporting the use of a family first approach among frontline practitioners, managers, and commissioners to prevent harms associated with social isolation and loneliness.

The Portsmouth programme is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) who want to use learning from this programme to scope the development of a toolkit to assist local planning agencies and authorities in ensuring both the physical environment and community structures foster connections and empowerment.

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Portsmouth

Somerset

In Somerset, we are developing an inter-generational approach to support and manage an ageing population. Young people in the county face a number of challenges including limited job prospects, poor internet access and poor public transport. This programme will consider how to address the issues of exclusion, isolation and disadvantage for young people and how to make health and wellbeing sustainable by increasing the take-up of education, training, employment and enterprise opportunities.

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Kent

Starting in late 2019, our Kent programme is progressing rapidly. The programme began with initial research, including interviewing a range of senior stakeholders from across the health and social care landscape. We found a number of interlinked challenges ranging from geographical rurality, to population growth, to mental and physical health. With our partners we presented back our research and agreed a ‘dominant strategy’.

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Essex

The North East Essex region has the unfortunate paradox of hosting one of the best performing Integrated Care Systems in the country, while at the same time presiding over a population that has the UK’s worst deprivation statistics. Under these circumstances, the partners in this project had to take a wholly unorthodox approach to tackling their challenges.
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