Street Factory CIC celebrates People’s Health Trust’s fifth anniversary at House of Commons

17 October 2016

Members of Plymouth-based group Street Factory CIC spent an afternoon at the House of Commons to celebrate People’s Health Trust’s fifth anniversary.

Three years ago, Street Factory CIC received funding from People’s Health Trust for their project Dance Back 2 Health!

People’s Health Trust invested £10,000 in Street Factory CIC, using money raised by HealthPerfect through the Health Lottery.

Through the project, young adults built up their confidence through hip hop dance, rapping and mentoring.

During the afternoon, members of the group had the chance to chat with other Trust-funded projects, MPs and People’s Health Trust staff and Trustees.

Toby Gorniak from Street Factory CIC said: “It’s been great to celebrate the Trust’s fifth anniversary with them at the House of Commons.

“Dance Back 2 Heath gave us the confidence to dream even bigger and since receiving funding from People’s Heath Trust, Dance Back 2 Health! has gone from strength to strength.”

People’s Health Trust supports local residents to design and deliver activities that will benefit local people the most.

In the last five years, over £80million has been raised by 51 society lotteries, through The Health Lottery. Over 2,300 projects have been supported, helping more than 400,000 people across Great Britain.

The Trust funds a huge variety of projects, from community hubs where residents come together, to intergenerational projects.

These are led by local people and give residents the chance to design and deliver activities that will benefit their community the most.

The Trust believes that giving local communities greater control over what happens in their neighbourhood is key to creating new and stronger relationships, improving confidence and a greater sense of belonging.

People’s Health Trust Chief Executive, John Hume, said: “It has been fantastic to have so many of our funded projects together at one event. I am delighted that so many were able to come and help us celebrate our fifth anniversary.

“People’s Health Trust has achieved a significant amount to address health inequalities locally in the last five years, none of which would be possible without the local organisations we work with.

 “They are the real driving force behind change. Through their knowledge, skills and wisdom they are identifying the issues that need to be addressed in their neighbourhood and how best to address them.”

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Notes to editors

People's Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each Community Interest Company, distributing grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

People living in the poorest neighbourhoods in Britain die, on average, seven years younger than people living in the richest neighbourhoods. What’s more, they will spend 17 years more of their shortened lives with an extra disability and have a lower quality of life. We believe that where people live should not unfairly reduce the length or the quality of their lives.

HealthPerfect is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in Cornwall, Plymouth, Isle of Scilly. www.healthperfectcic.org.uk

The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk

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