Suffolk & North East Essex Shadow Integrated Care System

Supporting communities across North East Essex

July 2019
Some of the team at CVST

A mapping exercise, aimed at identifying what is working well and where there are gaps in the support available to the local community, has been undertaken in North East Essex.


The ‘Mapping of Community Assets,’ commissioned by the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, will help local health and social care decision makers determine which projects and schemes should receive additional funding, through the Integrated Care System’s Realising Ambition programme.


The work was undertaken in consultation with a wide range of local community groups and organisations by CVS Tendring and Community 360 working closely with the local councils.


Realising Ambition brings together primary care, social services and the voluntary sector to improve health services identified by the three local alliances (East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex).


The initiative has awarded a £2m contract to Suffolk and Essex Community Foundations.


Between them, they have set measurable ‘place level’ ambitions to make a difference to the things that really matter to people at a very local level which, in turn, supports the vision for the wider system.


Mark Jarman Howe, Lead for the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, said: “We know that to improve the health and wellbeing of local people we need to do things differently.  This includes a much greater focus on prevention and reducing inequalities in our communities.  To achieve this we need to have broad partnerships beyond the NHS and local authorities.”


Mark added: “These reports are a sign of our commitment to work with our communities, recognising existing assets, and actively seeking to support community and voluntary groups upon whom so many rely.”


To see the reports, please visit