Commissioning News

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Adult Social Care Market Position Statement (MPS) identifies what we see as the system’s key pressures’ in adult social care and highlights our commissioning intentions and direction of travel’ for how we will jointly address these issues.

Adult Social Care Market Position Statement

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This information will be of use primarily to commissioned providers of adult social care but also to local communities, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders. This information is live and will be updated as and when there is new information that you need to know.  

Carers Quarterly Magazine Issue

Carers Trust latest Carers Magazine for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough features a host of information for unpaid carers, their families and partners of the organisation.


Olive Branch

Olive Branch training helps volunteers and care workers to spot fire hazards in vulnerable resident's homes and ensure they know how best to help mitigate them.

The training, adapted from best practice in Staffordshire, is aimed at organisations that have direct contact with vulnerable people, including voluntary sector, charities, and care workers.

Our staff deliver Olive Branch training sessions to equip carers with the knowledge to identify hazards and refer any concerns and the resident’s details directly to the fire service. Then our staff can provide a Safe and Well visit to help reduce the fire risk in the property.

By receiving Olive Branch referrals, we can get to reach those residents that are most vulnerable and help them keep safe and well in their homes.

The British Red Cross, MIND, Alzheimer’s Society and commercial care providers engage in the scheme.

If you know or work for an organisation that you think can take part, please email or 0800 917 9994 quoting Olive Branch training.


Support for those with sight loss

For people with sight loss there will be a stand in the atrium at Peterborough City Hospital organised by Peterborough Association for the Blind, Guide Dogs and Royal National Institute for the Blind to promote their services and support. If you are looking for support with sight loss for friends, family or yourself then please pop along to Peterborough City Hospital on the following dates in 2019 to discuss the support available to you.

The dates are as follows:

  • January 22
  • April 23
  • July 30
  • October 8

If you do require support but are not available then please telephone the following organisations for support:

Regulations, Procedures & Policy News

Goldhay Arts

Goldhay Arts is a registered charity offering weekly sessions in the performing and visual arts to adults with learning disabilities since 1994. 

As a group, Goldhay Arts work on 3 basic principles:

  1. Use professional Artists as Tutors
  2. Encourage equality and respect for each other as Artists 
  3. Produce quality work which gains recognition from the arts world

The students with learning disabilities produce quality artwork that grace the walls of many businesses and homes across the county. If you are looking for artwork for your home or business or further information please contact Goldhay Arts on 01733 262442 or email

Goldhay Arts newsletter

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The latest edition of the Healthwatch's e-newsletter is available to view online.

A Carers Guide for Managing Behaviours

The booklet is a brief guide for families and carers. This booklet provides some useful information about common symptoms and treatment options, alongside some practical strategies for managing behavioural difficulties at home.  

A Carers Guide

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Quality Improvement Teams' Newsletter

Please find below the latest edition of the Q.I. Teams' newsletter with information on legislation, training and campaigns.

Quality Improvement Team Newsletter - January 2019

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Out of Hours GP

Stop Loan Sharks

Loan sharks face a fresh crackdown, with more funding to tackle unlawful lending, and an increase in the amount of money seized from loan sharks to support those most vulnerable to their nasty tactics.

People who run a money lending business without the correct permissions are breaking the law. Often known as loan sharks, these illegal lenders typically charge unfair high rates of interest and use intimidation or violence to go about their business.

Stop Loan Sharks newsletter

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St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool

Aquatic Physiotherapy Sessions are now available at St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool in Peterborough.  
For further information please visit their website or contact them via telephone on  01733 453583. 

Hydrotherapy Pool poster

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New Healthy Lifestyle booklets now available

We are delighted to provide our new Healthy Lifestyles booklet for providers of frontline services. Developed by Public Health, this is a really useful resource  for staff to provide information to our clients about Peterborough's Health & Wellbeing services. It includes a range of services that many of our clients utilise and gives you quick and easy access to referral processes and contact details. These booklets are also available in hard copy by emailing

Health and Wellbeing poster

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Health and Wellbeing booklet

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Age UK have launched a Community Support at Home Service

Age UK would like to advise that as of today, Monday 19 February 2018, their face to face drop-ins and appointment service for Information and Advice has moved to their office at The Lindens, 86, Lincoln Road. Information and Advice will not be based at the national Age UK shop near the Westgate Arcade. Age UK's Trading Insurance service will also be moving within the next few weeks.

If you have any questions please call Age UK on 0300 666 9860, email

This is a free service to support and enable people to remain living at home for longer by offering daily contact Monday to Friday via a phone call or visit. Age UK are able to carry out small practical tasks such as collecting prescriptions, helping with paperwork, small essential grocery shopping, and making phone calls on behalf of service users.

Referrals can only be made by professionals to our team via email on

Community Support at Home poster

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Wardens Community Support poster

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Community Support at Home referral form

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Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is launching  ‘Accessible Information as Standard’

This new report calls for better access to services for people with learning disabilities and sensory impairments.

The Accessible Information Standard came into effect from 1 August 2016 and is a legal requirement.

Healthwatch spoke to more than 180 disabled people locally about their experiences in the last year, and found that many were not getting information in a way they could read or understand.

Sandie Smith, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, said: ‘If people can not understand what they are being told about their health or care, then they haven’t lawfully given their consent to any treatment or change in their care arrangements’

‘Not being able to understand what you are being told also makes it much harder for you to manage your health and follow any treatment or care guidance. We know that people with sensory and learning disabilities routinely have poorer health and often don’t live as long, as the general population.’

For further information, visit the Healthwatch Cambridgeshire website or you can attend the launch event on Tuesday, 21 November, 6-8pm, Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Rd, Peterborough PE7 8FD.

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