On 18 June, over 150 people including Sheffield City Council commissioners, community workers, health professionals and service planners attended a conference aiming to shape how public health initiatives are delivered across Sheffield.
The event, called ‘Community’s Got Talent,’ showcased a range of community health work funded by Sheffield City Council and evaluated by ScHARR. The national evidence base for peer support and community engagement were also presented by Janet Harris (ScHARR) and Ginny Brunton (University of London EPPI Centre).
The regional event was the result of a collaboration with the University of Sheffield School of Public Health and Related Research, Public Health at Sheffield City Council, the ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and representatives from local GP practices such as the Sloan Medical Centre Shine Team.
Next steps are to continue to collaborate on reviewing what really works in community programmes, and use the local expertise to document effectiveness and inform commissioning.The findings from the peer support review can be found here here