Rutland Hub is a project involving public and voluntary sector partners and is exploring whether Rutland's public services and facilities could be improved by organisations working more closely together. This includes possible opportunities to locate more services together.
The following organisations are involved in Rutland Hub:
- Rutland County Council
- Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
- East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG
- Oakham Medical Practice
- Healthwatch Rutland
- Citizens Advice Rutland
- East Midlands Ambulance Service
- Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
- Leicestershire Police
Building on success that has already been achieved locally in integrating health and social care services, Rutland Hub will look at possible options for drawing together more of Rutland’s public services in ways that could:
- Allow easier access for service users
- Encourage more integrated and responsive care
- Deliver service improvements
- Make better use of resources/the public estate
- Create efficiencies for service providers
- Ensure long-term sustainability for vital services
A key consideration is how local services might be delivered differently in future in order to support sustainable growth and ensure that Rutland services can continue to meet the needs of Rutland residents.
Local people are already involved as part of this process, with some early work having taken place to gather ideas. This has included a workshop in March attended by more than 30 representatives from communities and stakeholder groups.
The Rutland Hub project is expected to run through to summer 2020, during which time the project aims to identify whether there are opportunities for local services to work more closely together in Rutland, develop plans with input from local people and deliver any improvements.