Collaborative Newcastle is an innovative new partnership which aims to transform the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in the City.
Through new ways of closer joint working between some of the City’s largest organisations – including the hospitals, council, GPs, care homes, universities and the mental health trust – Collaborative Newcastle aims to reduce inequality and provide better opportunities for all – children, families, adults and the elderly alike.
There are two key strands of Collaborative Newcastle’s work. We bring together knowledge, expertise and resources from across the partnership to develop and deliver ambitious new plans in these areas:
- Health and social care
- Growth and prosperity
How will Collaborative Newcastle’s aims be achieved?
We’ll achieve our aims by:
- better understanding the needs of all residents – from the very young to the very old
- providing a more joined-up system that focuses on individual needs and provides the right support, advice, care and treatment
- creating innovative, new solutions that better support individuals and communities, rather than fitting people into an inflexible range of traditional services
- sharing knowledge, expertise and resources to develop and deliver ambitious plans that tackle the City’s historic challenges
- working together to grow the local economy – providing better jobs and accessible and inclusive opportunities for all
Who is involved?
Core Collaborative Newcastle partners include:
- Newcastle City Council,
- Newcastle and Gateshead NHS Clinical Commissioning Group,
- Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust,
- Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust,
- Newcastle University and Northumbria University
- working closely with the Primary Care Network and voluntary sector.
Why is Collaborative Newcastle needed?
- Many people across Newcastle have experienced ill-health, financial difficulties, unemployment, poor housing or social isolation. And often one of these problems can lead to, or is linked to, another.
- Covid-19 has caused further difficulties for lots of people and communities in our City.
- Even though our hospitals, public services and universities are some of the best in the country, none of the organisations could make a big enough difference by working alone or by tackling these problems separately.