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Welcome to Talking Health Taking Action: Your One Stop Shop for Self-Management Support

What We Do

The House of Care illustrates what can be done to help meet the challenges of ever increasing numbers of people living longer with one or more long term illnesses.

Talking Health - What We Do

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We help make the House of Care a reality by working with organisations to help them develop the capacity they need to support people living with long term conditions develop self-management knowledge, confidence and skills.

What We Do - Talking Health

We have over 20 years' experience of helping organisations establish successful, thriving, local self-management programmes delivered by and for people living with long term conditions.

Over the years we have worked with colleagues to identify four easy steps to programme success.

Four Easy Steps to Delivering Evidence Based Self-Management Interventions

Step 1 - Obtain a Licence

Purchase your 3-year license to deliver community interventions here.

The following community interventions are available:

  • Cancer Thriving and Surviving (CTS)
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP)
  • Chronic Diseases Self-Management Programme (CDSMC) for Carers
  • Diabetes (DSMP)
  • Chronic Pain (CPSMP)
  • Positive Self-Management Programme (PSMP)

Step 2 - Commission Training & Support

Recruit train and support people to deliver community interventions.

Click here to download our top tips for commissioning training.
Become a SISS member here to obtain unlimited support from us at every step of your journey.

Step 3 - Quality Assured Programmes

Use the national quality standard (SsQ2) to develop your programme.

Download SsQ2 and the national training and support frameworks here.
Obtain independent verification of your programme through QISMET Certification scheme here.

Step 4 - Marketing

Generate Support for your programme to ensure its longer-term sustainability.

Join the SMRC Coordinators' Network here for peer support, advice and guidance from other managers of SMRC Programmes.

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For additional information on the range of services we provide please contact us

Contact Details

Freephone 0800 678 5638

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