As part of its wider prevention programme, North Yorkshire County Council has invested in a new Living Well team. The Living Well Coordinators will work with individuals (and their carers) who are on the cusp of becoming regular users of health and social care services by helping them access their local community and supporting them find their own solutions to their health and wellbeing goals. The role will help to reduce loneliness and isolation and help to prevent or resolve issues for people before they become a crisis.
As well as working with many teams within the council (such as public health and Stronger Communities), the living well team will also be working in partnership with NHS clinical commissioning groups, district councils and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE).
As a consultant to the Chrysalis resesarch team, Claire Tyers has been providing specialist input on cost benefit assessment and assessing service value, as well as advising on methodologies for the 2 year evaluation.