People’s Health Trust today launches Advice for Health, a new funding pot which aims to support people’s mental and physical health by accessing advice.

The fund is open in the following areas.

  • East: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk
  • East Midlands: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire.
  • South East: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Isle of Wight
  • West Midlands: Birmingham, Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

Applications close at 3pm on Wednesday 19 June.

Getting timely free and independent advice on matters such as housing and finance, when it is most needed is critical and getting support can reduce anxiety and longer-term stress, and improve health.

The funding is aimed at grassroots organisations supporting local people who are experiencing financial and social disadvantage, marginalisation and discrimination.

John Hume, Chief Executive of People's Health Trust says:

“We know that there is a large and growing number of people whose health would greatly benefit from advice and support. We also know that there are many people who, for various reasons, feel they are unable to access advice services. Advice for Health will support people to overcome these barriers, have the headspace needed to access good advice and have improved mental and physical health.”

The funding can be used to provide wellbeing and emotional support to help people feel more able to access advice services. It can also be used to improve existing advice services so that they better meet the needs of people experiencing financial and social disadvantage, marginalisation and discrimination. This could mean developing more culturally appropriate services, or carrying out mapping work to understand who the service is not reaching and how best to change.

Applications close at 3pm on Wednesday 19 June. You can find out more from our guidance and how to apply on our website.

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About People's Health Trust

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities through funding, support and using evidence and learning to influence change. It works closely with six Community Interest Companies raising money through The Health Lottery and distributing grants.

About the Health Justice Fund

Advice for Health is a priority within the Health Justice Fund. The Health Justice Fund provides a route through which communities experiencing the sharp end of health inequalities can work with us, using their experience and practice, to improve health for the long term.