Norwich NEAT team's 100-mile cycle challenge

NEAT team cycling challengeTo celebrate their second birthday on 5th June 2019, colleagues from the Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team (NEAT) undertook a static cycling challenge in support of Norwich and Central Norfolk MIND.

NEAT is the single point of contact for urgent and unplanned health and social care needs in Norwich. Since its launch in June 2017, the multi-disciplinary team has supported more than 3000 people to stay safe and well at home during a period of crisis or following discharge from hospital.

NEAT are being supported by Active Norfolk to host the ‘virtual’ ride which will replicate in miles the 125.2 mile route of the Great British Cycling Festival to be staged in Norfolk later this month as part of the HSBC UK National Road Championships.

YourNorwich Operational Lead Sarah Young said: “To celebrate our second birthday and all our achievements to date, we are focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff in the work place, particularly looking at exercise and improving mental health and resilience. Throughout the day nurses, therapists, social workers, integrated care co-ordinators, mental health staff, reablement practitioners and commissioners will each be riding a few miles to reinforce the message that “together we are stronger”.

Claire Leborgne, Assistant Director of Integrated Care at Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group added “NEAT is a fantastic example of what can be achieved within existing resources and its success is a testament to the vision, enthusiasm and determination of all the staff and organisations involved. The focus is on people not process and the multi-agency team have embraced the opportunity to work in an integrated way to deliver the best outcomes for our local population”.