Working together to reduce health inequalities in Wales

24 July 2020

People’s Health Trust is excited to be joining forces with The Bevan Foundation to reduce health inequalities in Wales. The Bevan foundation is Wales' most influential thinktank, whose vision is a Wales without poverty and inequality and to contribute alongside Welsh funded partners to the policy agenda in Wales.

People’s Health Trust currently funds two major programmes in Wales: Local Conversations and Active Communities. The Local Conversations programme supports residents in neighbourhoods in Wales to shape decisions that affect their community.

As part of this, the Trust has funded the Local Conversation in Holyhead, supported by Mon CF, which works with residents over the long-term (up to nine years) to develop community ideas which will make their neighbourhood a better place to grow, live and work. They have supported a number of initiatives to take this agenda forwards, including a successful user led peer support group for mental health, called Let’s Talk Holyhead.

The Trust also funds the Active Communities programme in Wales, which supports local people to come up with their own ideas to make their neighbourhoods even better places to live in projects over up to two-years.

Through this programme, the Trust has funded Newport Carer’s Forum, which delivers coffee, cake and chat sessions for unpaid carers across Newport, south Wales as well as meetings with relevant speakers, and other social activities. Bringing carers together in this way helps create social connections and peer support, helping them to stay positive and maintain a healthy environment for those cared-for.

The Trust will work with the Bevan Foundation to increase our understanding of the social and economic determinants of health in Wales and to support our contribution to public policy.

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