the Self Care Library

our toolkit

Johnny's Journey

our home















*find out why

  we do this


about us


contact us




SustainCare Community Interest Company is building a new model health service

- in which

  • the individual becomes the primary care provider
  • health professionals become coaches, to empower and support their patients’ autonomy
  • the community becomes the active partner and underwriter for self care

The model is designed to put our health back in our hands, and to meet growing effectiveness gaps at less cost. It includes

  • a user-friendly evidence base for safe and effective self care in a range of suitable conditions
  • personalised journals with
    • workbooks and manuals to learn step-by-step how to manage health at home
    • diaries and other self-monitoring outcome measures
  • community programmes, in which voluntary and statutory providers partner in offering individuals personal recovery plans
  • tools and training for professionals to become coaches and guides to recovery
  • a wide range of self care tools, remedies and resources

We are developing and promoting OurMedicine toolkits

  • directly to individuals through social media and local community hubs
  • through practitioners who wish to build their practices beyond their consulting rooms
  • with health and social care providers who wish to partner with voluntary groups and charities to create long-term personalized recovery plans for those most dependent on statutory services

We are piloting our new model at our Hub on the Green community centre in central Exeter and through the website.