How long has the project been running?
We have been working towards better integrated public sector working since 2015 when we initiated two early adopter Connect sites – Sudbury and East Ipswich. Currently, there are 13 confirmed sites (listed below) where Connect work is being focused upon.
There is still a lot of work to do; however, Connect has already brought staff/professionals together from social care, health, police, mental health and district councils to work with the voluntary sector, community groups and local charities. Monthly Integrated Neighbourhood Team meetings are held across the area with the aim of getting professionals and organisations working together as effectively as possible, based on the area needs.
Current Connect sites:
- East Ipswich. (IP3/4)
- West Ipswich (IP1/2)
- South Rural
- Eye / North West
- Saxmundham/ Aldeburgh, Leiston and Framlingham
- Forest Heath
- Bury Town
- Bury Rural