York

Focus on increasing choice for older and disabled people who need help with their personal care.

Supporting people to develop small enterprises and ventures across the whole of York City Council area but with a particular focus on Osbaldwick and Derwent (Dunnington), Wheldrake Ward, Guildhall and Heworth (City Centre). In addition: Strensall, Rural West York, Derwent, Acaster Malbis, Elvington, Huntington and Haxby.

A Change Group has been established to work in partnership to make changes to local cultures, systems and pathways to ensure that people can practically use the new community options emerging.

There are strong links with Live Well York, a vibrant local directory which allows small enterprises to publicise what they offer to people and their families.

Joe Micheli, Head of Commissioning (Early Intervention, Prevention and Community Development) at York City Council, talks about the journey to asset based commissioning in health and social care, and using powerful stories from local people to help inform their decisions: