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Health & Wellbeing Alliances

 The local Health and Wellbeing Alliances bring together representatives from local statutory agencies, private organisations, and voluntary groups that work in, or are responsible for, health and social care and wellbeing across their surrounding areas. There are two Health and Wellbeing Alliances operating across West Devon: the Tavistock Area Health and Wellbeing Alliance and the Okehampton Area Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

Members of the Health and Wellbeing alliances work together to accomplish the following:

  • Ensure that the services delivered by our organisations and projects meet the needs of local people, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
  • Work together to identify the actions required to provide services that meet that need through:
    • working collaboratively
    • supporting individual partners
    • developing a collective voice to influence other agencies’ directions
  • Liase with other organisations whether statutory or private.
  • Respond to external initiatives and drivers on behalf of our service users and communities.
  • Add value through the pooling of our collective skills, knowledge, and interpretation.
  • Communicate our activities to partners and wider stakeholders, and ensure they are kept informed of the progress of the partnership and how its project fulfil its aims and responsibilities.
  • Update and exchange information about developments in local authorities, community service groups, and the NHS, and how these changes may impact local people and services.

Membership is open to any statutory, not for profit, private group or business predominantly delivering services which support the health and wellbeing of individuals in Tavistock or Okehampton or their local areas. Members are expected to attend at least two meetings each financial year, and their representatives attending these meetings should to be able to speak and act on behalf of their organisation.

If you are interested in becoming a member of either Health and Wellbeing Alliance, please contact info@westdevoncvs.org.uk.

West Devon CVS is currently running a number of projects that support the wellbeing of local residents. Take a look at our wellbeing page to see the full range of wellbeing support we currently offer.