Since December 2016, the organisations involved in the Bury Town Connect Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT), which includes Ixworth and Great Barton, have been working closer together to provide the right mix of support in a more efficient and timely manner to meet people’s needs.
There has been a strong focus on older people with the appointment of a Frailty Co-ordinator to pilot the management of patients aged over 85. The pilot started in April 2017.
To date, there have been many good news stories where local people are feeling the benefits and further improvements will be made as the Connect way of working continues to develop. These include:
- Primary Care Multi-Disciplinary Working
Through Connect, the social work team has created a Care Co-ordinator role responsible for working closely with partner organisations to co-ordinate communications between the Bury social work teams and other health and social care workers to ensure that cases are managed in an accurate and timely manner.The Care Co-ordinator acts as a consistent contact between the multi-disciplinary team meetings held in the various GP practices serving the Bury Rural area and the Bury based social work teams. This ensures that newly discussed individuals are directed to the appropriate teams and that known individuals already on the social work caseload are swiftly identified and managed accordingly.For the person involved, this means that their case is considered promptly by the correct health and social work team and necessary services delivered in a timely manner. Previous experience of delays and ‘bouncing around’ the system should be avoided. The risk of people tipping into crisis is also significantly reduced.
One of the aims of Connect is to help people be aware of what support is available in their local community to help them and their families lead a healthy and active life.
Below you will find links to websites which have information on services, groups and events in your local area.
Health services and support
- Bury St Edmunds Town Council
- Ixworth & Ixworth Thorpe Parish Council
- West Suffolk Council
- Bury St Edmunds Library
- Ixworth Library
- Citizen’s Advice
- Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre
- Children’s Centres
- Help to stay at home
- Community Transport
- Churches and Faith Groups
- BuryNet – local network of care and support organisations
Community groups and activities
- What’s on in Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk
- Suffolk Tourist Guide for Bury St Edmunds
- What’s on at The Apex
Everything going on in Bury St Edmunds, Great Barton and Ixworth that is on Suffolk InfoLink
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Would you find other links useful?
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Countywide organisations and support
Additional contact details and links to useful websites can be found on our Contacts/Help page which aims to help you find the specific support you need across Suffolk.