Fenland locality

Integrated Neighbourhoods:

Fenland/South Fenland – Launched on 5 October 2022.
Wisbech – Initially launched pre-Covid-19 on 9 July 2019 with a refresh launch on 3 October 2022. 

Fenland Locality wide priority – Covers all neighbourhoods in Fenland

Family looking at mobile phone or tablet Dementia: This project is to enhance the awareness, support and services available for people with dementia, their carers/friends and family across Fenland collaborating with Integrated Neighbourhood colleagues and wider stakeholders. The project aims to:

  • Support local people affected by memory loss ensuring they feel understood, valued, stay connected to interests and social networks and can contribute to their community. 
  • Make our communities more dementia friendly. 
  • Raise awareness of services available locally.
  • Collect data from residents on their views helping to coproduce interventions.

Dementia survey: Local health services, voluntary organisations and the council in the Fenland area were keen to hear from people affected by memory problems and their carers, in a dementia survey. North Care Partnership and Alzheimer’s Society came together to speak to people in Fenland to find out more about their experiences of health and wellbeing support to help improve services in the future. Please find the results of this survey in the reports below

Fenland/South Fenland

Fenland/South Fenland priorities

  1. Access to services: Improve the awareness and engagement of services, care closer to home and area based initiatives.
  2. Prevention work: Frailty, young people, healthy lifestyles, long-term condition management.
  3. Mental health – support for people with dementia and vulnerable people.

Fenland/South Fenland projects:

1. Frailty and Falls – Doddington Falls Prevention Day introduced November 2022. Rob Murphy, North Place, Programme Director at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System, said, “We’re thrilled to launch this new service to support our older population in Fenland villages and towns. Having the service in Doddington means that we are in the community which is easier to get to than a trip into a city.

“We hope the classes will help to give people more independence and confidence, reduce worry about falling and give people more strength and stability.” 

2. Young people

A Cooking at Home Programme is in development with approximately 30 families to take part. This programme will support in educating participants on how they can cook healthy meals on a budget and provide them with basic cooking and numeracy skills. This Cooking At Home film shows more about the programme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2A9G8z_3T0


Wisbech priorities

  • Smoking cessation – To reduce the smoking prevalence in Wisbech by raising awareness of local services and resources to support people to stop smoking. Introduce stop smoking clinics at GP practices.
  • Engagement - Engage with hard-to-reach groups. Use needs and experiences of the local population to establish how to best deliver services, mobilising a more holistic approach by increasing citizen awareness and engagement with GP practices, the Primary Care Network and Integrated Neighbourhood Team.
  • Adult mental health and waiting well – To reduce the number of people experiencing difficulties around their mental health, to improve access to support and explore alternative routines and services that can support this cohort.

Wisbech projects

  • Stop Smoking Wisbech  Healthy You offer face to face community clinics and telephone support with a smoking practitioner. 
  • Adult mental health and waiting well 
  • Engagement
    The four cohorts the project group agreed to engage with are:

    • Carers – Integrated Neighbourhood team are setting up a Carers Group in Wisbech – information will be shared in the future.

    • People from Eastern Europe – Online registration is available at North Brink Practice based on feedback from this group of people and can be easily translated using Google Chrome services. This will be available at all other Wisbech GP practices in due course. The PCN You Tube channel contains some translated videos about Cervical Screening and Child Immunisations.

    • Homeless/rough sleepers – a six-month pilot project extends the work underway with The Ferry Project with a focus on rough sleepers.

    • Secondary schools – a survey was undertaken with pupils of one of the schools in Wisbech and is being extended to all schools now.