Greater Manchester Devolution

From April 2016 Greater Manchester will be taking charge of the 6 billion budget for health and social care. This is one strand of the wider devolution aims. A five year vision has been developed outlined in the strategy ‘Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester’. For more information on this and Greater Manchester Devolution Vision go to:  

For further background information on what Devolution means in practice, go to:

Placed Based Integration
Place Based Integration is designed to better support resident’s needs and demand for services in a neighbourhood.  It aims to empower and enable communities to identify and build on assets within communities, looking at the individual and their needs and working together to provide support regardless of the sector or organisation you are employed by.

In Bolton, it has been decided that Johnson Fold and Halliwell will be the first pilot areas to try this approach and see how it works.  Read more for further information.

On 30 June 2016, Bolton CVS held an event - What does Devolution mean for Bolton? Click here for a summary of the discussion.  If you have any queries or comments on the locality plan please contact Louise McDade – 01204 546047 or email on   

North West Sector Partnership (NWSP)
The North West Sector Partnership (NWSP) is all about NHS organisations in Bolton, Salford and Wigan coming together to make sure that specific areas of hospital care are the best they can be.  Read the brief report, the aim of this is to provide more information about the origins of the partnership, what it is, and what it’s for.

New Co-production Group for Greater Manchester – a real opportunity for those with lived experience to influence service development  - Apply to become a group member
At the heart of Greater Manchester Devolution Plans is the commitment to develop a new relationship with people.  A programme to help people take control of their own health and well being is being set up across Greater Manchester and as part of this a co-Production Group is being set up to make sure that all changes are being developed alongside those who have lived experience.

Members of the group will need experience of having taken part in a person centred way of getting health and care support. This could be having a personal budget for health or care (or supporting a family member with one), having experienced self-management or self-help, or benefitted from having a really good person centred planning conversation.  Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Find out more details of what this voluntary role will entail and how you can apply.