Professional Network Are you a professional working on the frontline? Our FREE virtual Hub offers you live information about local community options in a friendly 'Teams chat' environment right on your desktop! At any time, you can ask a quick question about what might be available to help people stay well and independent in their community. Building our local knowledge together, plus keeping it relevant and personalised, saves you time in finding creative options for community support and helps us to build even more knowledge to help others - fast! You will also: Hear about what's going on across Dorset Understand any urgent messages and calls to action from the Integrated Care Partnership Contribute your knowledge and expertise to a collaborative live learning environment. Listen and Learn Events We facilitate a quarterly listen and learn event for colleagues in our professional network, to understand what successes and challenges you have in finding community information and support. This learning is then collated and taken to the PAN Dorset Wellbeing Partnership Group, who will talk to various community providers and statutory partners to help strengthen our voluntary and community sector and fill the gaps in support across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. How to Join Us Please email [email protected] with a request to join our Professional Network. If you do leave your role or move to another organisation in the Integrated Care Partnership, please do let us know so we can keep our contact list up to date. What's Next? Over the coming months, CAN will be reviewing and updating our digital systems. This includes modernising our ‘Directory of Contacts’ by moving it online, making it easier for all professionals and the public to find information about quality VCS services available in local communities quickly and easily. We know how quickly information changes at a local level and how difficult it is to maintain, so we are working with Partners across Dorset so that our systems will be interoperable using new government standards of Open Referral UK. This will enable everyone to access one source of trusted, professional information to help them support the people who draw on their services… easier and faster than ever before.