Building on the lessons we have learnt in Wandsworth, we are now sharing and adapting our work into the neighbouring Borough of Merton.
Merton is a similarly diverse Borough to Wandsworth with large patterns of multiple deprivation. We have found that Mertons community sector also remains disengaged from civic processess and this in spite of the formal voluntary sector relationships being lauded as best practice, of which much is.
The establishment of a Provider Site Network, led by local BME community groups and leaders is starting to have the conversations that will lead to a much more deeper and nuanced understaning of the challenges faced. As with our work in Wandsworth, we intend for these conversations and new relationships to lead to the co provision and improvement of health and well being services.