Thanks for the Petunias – Care Guide

Thanks_for_the_Petunias_cover‘A guide to developing and commissioning non-traditional providers to support the self management of people with long term conditions’

This guide, published in May 2011, was written to support the Year of Care Programme. This programme sets out to demonstrate how routine care can be redesigned and commissioned to provide a personalised approach for people with long term conditions (LTCs) and used diabetes as an exemplar.

The suggestions are very much in line with the Recovery oriented approaches supported by Recovery Devon. The Guide calls for much wider commissioning of ‘Non-Traditional Providers’. These might include a wide range of community-based groups and supports, such as cooking groups, community gardening, art and craft groups, etc.

Click here to download ‘Thanks for the Petunias’ (808 Kb).