Celebrating Community Services week takes place annually, shining a light on the role, breadth and importance of community health services.
Hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, the week exists primarily on social media using #CelebratingCommunityServices to bring services to life, celebrate the sector’s successes and the impact this has on people’s lives.
In 2023, our focus was on the difference community services make for children and young people. It featured a series of videos from our members and beyond.
How to get involved
Every year, we are ask community providers to get involved to share their successes – whether it’s a case study, a testimonial, a shout-out to your team or more using #CelebratingCommunityServices. The main thing is to raise the visibility of these services.
You don't have to wait 'til 2024 to share your success, either - keep using the hashtag all year round and tag us in @NHSConfed and @NHSProviders and we'll help to amplify your success.
Fears for children and young people’s development as community health services waiting list tops a million for first time
Health leaders are calling for action as children and young people are being disproportionately affected by long waits for community health services
20 October 2023
What are community health services?
This infographic explains the role community health services play in the NHS healthcare system.
12 May 2021
Community Network survey on waiting times in children and young people’s services
Leaders from 65 community provider organisations shared their views on waiting times in children and young people’s services.
30 May 2023
Explore our videos
Community services make a huge difference to patients
NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard says a huge thank you to everyone working in community teams.
Baby hubs in the community
A look at the role of Sirona care & health CIC's health visitors at a baby hub in Bristol.
Working with children with life limiting conditions
Children's community nurse talks about the Lifetime services for children with life limiting conditions
We're helping teachers support young carers in schools
The Young Carers Service at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust recognises the inequalities that exist for young carers and offers them support.
We are the glue that holds health and care together
Sirona care & health chief executive Sue Porto discusses why community health services are so important.
Click the 1/29 button in the top right hand corner to scroll through the videos
- Who are school nurses and what do they do? – LGA and SAPHNA
- School nursing: Looking after the health and wellbeing of school children – LGA
- School nursing case studies - LGA
- School nurse stories – QNI
- Voices from Practice – Institute of Health Visitors
- Health Visitors for every family – Institute of Health Visitors
- Health visiting in your community – Institute of Health Visitors
- Children Looked After Health Team - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
- Celebrating one year of collaborative success at Orpington Wellbeing Café article and video