Localities across Greater Manchester are using the 100 day challenge methodology to accelerate person and community-centred change locally.
The People Powered Results team at Nesta are working in partnership with Greater Manchester localities, and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, to accelerate the adoption of People Powered Health through 100 day challenges.
The work builds on the vision laid out in the Greater Manchester Population Health Plan, and draws on the learning from national programmes such as Realising the Value and Integrated Personal Commissioning, putting it into practice at scale. At the heart of this work is a commitment to working in ways that are ‘person and community-centred’ – in other words, approaches that put people and communities at the heart of their health and wellbeing.
Between September 2017 and January 2018, Tameside & Glossop and Bolton - two localities in Greater Manchester took part in a 100 day challenge to accelerate person and community-centred change locally. Each area rapidly mobilised three frontline teams across different neighbourhoods, who set themselves ambitious goals in 100 days to improve outcomes for people over the age of 65 who are frail, people who are approaching the end of their life and people who are at risk of developing diabetes.
The challenges brought together Senior Leadership and Managers from across the health system to create frontline teams across the two localities. Teams combined people from primary and secondary care, voluntary sector, social care and people with lived experience - who came together and developed and tested ideas along a broad set of themes, all ultimately aiming to put people and communities at the heart of their health and wellbeing.
These themes include:
Following the end of the 100 days, teams posed their recommendations to sponsors and wider system leaders, gaining commitment to sustain and scale both the initiatives, as well as the new ways of working for practitioners - recognising the impacts being felt. Many of these next steps are closely aligned across both localities, using “neighbourhoods” as a key vehicle for change and broad themes for action, including:
Work is now underway to build on the progress and sustain and scale the impact in both Bolton and Tameside and Glossop.