The local plan for the Central Sussex and East Surrey Commissioning Alliance (South) covers Brighton and Hove and the High Weald Lewes Havens CCGs. It brings together two local plans called ‘Caring Together’ and ‘Connecting 4 You’.
For several years work has been underway in Brighton and Hove on a programme called ‘Caring Together’ which sets out how the city can improve and transform adult and children’s services, physical and mental health, social care, public health, GPs, pharmacies, community, voluntary sector and hospital services. It is a joint programme led by Brighton and Hove CCG and Brighton & Hove City Council and builds on existing collaborative working in the city.
Connecting 4 You builds is led by on work that is already underway to improve local health and social care for the population of High Weald, Lewes and the Havens. It involves looking at the health and care needs of everyone and sets out how we can improve and promote health and wellbeing, prevent avoidable ill health and better coordinate support services, including technology, equipment and accommodation. It aims to support people in times of need, help them stay out of hospital and, if they do have to go to hospital, get them home again as soon as possible.
The programme is led by High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and East Sussex County Council, alongside community and mental health trusts, working in partnership with Healthwatch, patients, carers and the local community and voluntary sector.