Commissioners

Supporting groups to improve people's health and well-being 

Picture of a nurse with her patientWe passionately believe in the power of self help to improve health and well-being outcomes for people, and have been at the forefront of developing self help group support for more than 30 years.

We have an enviable reputation for helping people to start and grow self help groups to improve their health and wellbeing.

We can:

  • Provide a self help group and self care mapping service
  • Scope out a self help group service
  • Support you to develop a local self help group service
  • Provide CPD and workforce development opportunities

Nearly 70 per cent of expenditure on primary and secondary care is spent on long term conditions.

The quality and productivity guidance from the Department of Health's 2006 paper 'Self Care Support for long term conditions states: "there are potential net annual cost savings of £250million from 2.3 million more people with a long term condition using information, a support group or skills training to better manage their condition.

With this in mind, the Department of Health recognised Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as a beacon for best practice in the self help sector. They approached us to work with other areas of the country to help them create the right environment for a supported self help group sector.

We will work with you and help you deliver on your self care objectives. Over the last few years, we have successfully supported Shropshire, Telford and Worcestershire to systemise their approach to self help.  We are currently supporting Wandsworth, Leicestershire and the Isle of Wight.

As Self Help Connect UK we are ready to share our expertise and provide a range of support and services for commissioners throughout the UK.

We can provide you with advice, products and services to help you develop, and boost the success of, your self care strategies.

What we can do for you

The ultimate self help service

Mix and match from a range of our products and services

Don't just take our word for it - the case for self help

To find out how we can support you to increase self-care download the Self Help Connect UK brochure.