Health and care colleagues from across Tower Hamlets came together on 25 February 2020 to explore opportunities to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Tower Hamlets.
The quarterly staff engagement events are a great way of learning about the latest updates on THT developments, local success stories and to foster better understanding of our different roles and how we can collectively, work together for the benefit of the local population.
With a nod to the children and young people focus, the event took place at Spotlight Youth Centre, a local free resource in Poplar shaped by young people and for young people.
Chair of the THT Board Amy Whitelock Gibbs welcomed attendees, along with her new-born baby. She touched on the event in her monthly THT Briefing, which you can read here.
Kam Kaur, Acting Director for 0-19 Operations led a strong contingent from the Care Group. Highlighting the steps the Care Group are taking to improve the wellbeing of children and young people, she said: "Our 0-19 workforce has increased by 95% in the past 16 months, and the team is finding new opportunities for health visiting to start as early as maternity, to give parents the support they need from the beginning of parenthood. The team has always focused on connecting communities by 'thinking family', and we are looking at ways we can make our services more effective by engaging communities and working together with families to understand their needs better."
The event was a success, with colleagues learning about key challenges and how to identify the progress of integrated care and partnership working.