Our team are doing great things at Care City, and increasingly beyond Care City too.
In her time at Care City Simran has led the delivery of a range of national and local projects such as the falls prevention work within the Wave 1 NHSE Innovation Test Bed Programme, a review of the dementia services in Barking and Dagenham and more recently is leading the development of a decision-support tool to help family carers spot signs of deterioration in the health of those they look after. By training, Simran is a pharmacist and having worked in mental health she recognises the value in both early intervention and taking a whole-person approach to health and wellbeing. She is wholly committed to finding innovative ways such as the yoga4health programme, to engage with and empower her local community.
Mary France (Mez) Jardiel joined Care City through the Skills for Care Graduate Management Programme and has been leading the roll out of HealthUnlocked's Social Prescribing Tool across the Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham. HealthUnlocked improves knowledge of and access to local groups offering support across a range of health determinants including social, emotional and skills development. In line with Care City’s vision, the HealthUnlocked roll out can improve people’s health and wellbeing, reduce pressure on GP’s and also build capacity within the local community. Given her long held desire to become a GP and her interest in gaining front line primary care experience, Mez is taking the HealthUnlocked roll out one step further by hosting social prescribing drop-in sessions at Thames View Health Centre. Mez will be working in collaboration with practice staff and patients to find the most effective social prescription to meet their needs. If interested, please speak to Reception on (020) 8507 3056 at the Thame View Health Centre to book your session.
A founding value of Care City is improving the health outcomes of the population it serves. Whether it be working with innovators to improve health and social care services as part of the NHSE Innovation Test Bed or co-designing services as a part of the Healthy New Town Programme. Care City’s team is passionate about having an active role in the community it serves.
To learn more about the work of Care City and its team members, visit carecity.london.uk