LINk Legacy Document – here’s ours

It’s almost time for the LINks to wrap up their good work and pass the parcel on to Local Healthwatch.

Lots of local Healthwatches will be managed by new organisations, new staff and new volunteers – so we need to make sure that the knowledge and learning of the LINks is passed on.  One of the ways is with a Legacy Document – which the LGA recommends is written by each LINk as a parting gift to the incoming Healthwatch.

We’ve just finished writing ours in Somerset, and it’s now out for comment to the wider LINk and general public. So we thought we’d share this with you, in case you are still chewing your pencil and looking for some inspiration.

We couldn’t find any simple templates out there so we put this together with the aim of transferring as much of our knowledge as possible to the new organisation.

>> Download Somerset LINk Draft Legacy document

(It’s quite large – 5MB, so you will need to wait a minute or two for it to load)

Somerset LINk Legacy Document

Somerset LINk Legacy Document

Contents:

We structured the document in two parts: looking back at the LINk, and looking forward to Healthwatch:

Part 1 TELLING THE STORY OF THE SOMERSET LINK

  • What is the LINk Legacy Document?
  • Background
    What is Somerset like?
    Health and Social care in Somerset
  • LINk Lesson 1: Engagement
    How did we engage with the community?
    How did we engage with the third sector?
    How did we engage with stakeholders?
    Who are our stakeholders in health?
  • LINk Lesson 2: Communication
    Who was interested in the LINk?
  • LINk Lesson 3: Working with Volunteers
  • LINk Lesson 4: Our LINk Activity
    Our Projects: Research
    LINk Activity
    Enter & View
  • LINk Lesson 5: Equality & Diversity

PART 2: LOOKING FORWARD TO HEALTHWATCH SOMERSET

  • Ideas for Healthwatch Somerset
    Our Legacy Survey
  • Challenges: Our Risk Register
  • LINk Library
    List of key stakeholders
    Key Dates 2013
  • Thank you
    Appendix 1: Extracts from The Francis Report

Another useful document:

What to do with this data:

Hopefully it will be of some use or inspiration if you are still scribbling away at your Legacy Document.

(If you want this Legacy Document in Word, I’d be happy to send it to you – just email me at lucy.nicholls@helpandcare.org.uk.)

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2 Comments on “LINk Legacy Document – here’s ours”

  1. Nigel Engert says:

    No mention of South Somerset Association for Voluntary & Community Action (SSVCA) in Yeovil or The Balsam Centre in Wincanton in the list of key stakeholders. Otherwise, a very comprehensive and carefully researched document that makes it abundantly clear that Somerset LINk has set a very high standard for Healthwatch to follow.


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