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  • Meaningful Engagement between commissioners and the public? more…
  • Winner of NHS Innovation Challenge Prize 2012 more…

RCC Awards 2017

Date 13.01.17

The RCC Board wishes to acknowledge the achievements of those projects who have worked over the last 4+ years. To do this the next Change Champions Network event will be reshaped to include an awards ceremony. The awards will be taken from the case studies in the report and the winners will be chosen by a small panel of RCC Board members. The winning team in each category will win a trophy, £100 in gift vouchers and free publicity.


The award categories will include:

  • Volunteer led and run
  • Mental ill health
  • Dementia
  • Raising awareness
  • Spread or reach into the community
  • The future of young people
  • Support for people with addictions or vulnerability


The event will be held at The Val Waterhouse Centre, Grimsby from 12:30 to 2:30pm, on 13 February 2017.

Job Opportunities at Unique Improvements

Date 12.06.15

North East Lincolnshire

Releasing Community Capacity Board Co-ordinator


Part – time 21 hours per week, Fixed Term to 31 August 2018. Salary £15,000 (pro rata of £25,000 plus pension, Medicash and a home working allowance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified person to support the RCC Board in delivering its aims.

This is not a developmental post and we are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience in project management, successful funding applications, working with communities and working across sectors.  Only those who demonstrate this will be shortlisted.

The RCC programme has been running for four years and is going through an exciting phase of development.  It is expected that applicants will familiarise themselves with the programme before applying and you can consult the RCC website for information

Initially, the post will be hosted by Unique Improvements a social enterprise who have been leading the RCC programme for the past four years.  Over time the post will be transferred to be hosted by a local third sector organisation via the VCSE Alliance.

For an informal chat contact Linda Henry on 07885 979642 or email

Application packs can be obtained from

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 15th September 2017.

Interviews will be held in Grimsby on 27th or 28th September 2017.



First Cohort of the Change Champions Programme Graduates Today 28 June 2013

Date 28.06.13

The Change Champions Programme is part of the North East Lincolnshire Building Choice and Releasing Community Capacity Programme and is designed to provide staff and the community, protected space to work through the development of new services to address lack of provision in some much challenged communities. More…

Meaningful Engagement between commissioners and the public?

Date 14.08.12

In response to demand from primary care colleagues going through authorisation processes, Unique Improvements provide a suite of engagement and involvement courses.  Some are accredited via Teesside University and some are CPD approved.


Winner of NHS Innovation Challenge Prize 2012

Date 31.07.12

North East Lincolnshire Care Plus Group supported by Unique Improvements has been awarded a prestigious NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for their work around early presentation of cancer symptoms. More…

Salford Health Gain – Behaviour Change Programme

Date 07.10.11

Work commenced this week on the Salford Health Gain – Behaviour Change Programme which is an innovative and transformational programme of skilling up front line staff in brief advice and brief interventions.  In areas such as Salford where there are multiple challenges for health and wellbeing a multi-agency approach is the only way to make an impact.  More…

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard Unique Improvements successfully completes an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards certification.

Date 30.09.11

In line with our continuous quality improvement ethos the team at Uni have been working for the past 18 months to ensure that our systems comply to international quality standards.  This was finally recognised, following an independent assessment by ISOQAR one of the leading quality standards organisations.  More…

The Shine Nursing Home Project – Shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2011.

Date 08.09.11

The Shine Nursing Home Project has been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Award 2011 the Care of Older People category .  This is a fantastic achievement as the number of nominations this year rose by 138% over last year’s.  More…

Clinical Commissioning Group Training Courses

Date 05.09.11

To address the needs of Clinical Commissioning Groups, and ensure all staff involved in commissioning have the necessary commissioning skills and knowledge, Unique Improvements have developed a range of commissioning training courses specifically designed for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. More…

UK Commissioning Campus Established

Date 16.08.11

Four of the UK’s leading skills-development organisations have come together to form a commissioning campus. More…