You can support us by donating directly or playing The Health Lottery.
You can help us with a regular or a one-off donation. Donate now
In the UK, millions of people who live in our most disadvantaged neighbourhoods are dying a decade earlier than people in the wealthiest areas. And evidence shows that health inequalities are getting worse for most people.
Our health is shaped by the world around us. In too many of our communities, the building blocks of health good jobs, quality housing, decent education, and affordable transport- are missing and crumbling. When we don’t have what we need to heat our homes or buy healthy food, and are constantly worrying about making ends meet, it can lead to chronic stress, poor health and people dying years too soon.
Preventing lives from being cut short is a major challenge but change is possible. We need government and more public awareness. But you can also make a difference today through a donation.
Since 2011 People's Health Trust has supported people in communities experiencing disadvantage to address health inequalities. Our evidence shows this works - people who take part in the projects are more satisfied with life, less anxious, and feel that their work is worthwhile. We have to turn down many brilliant projects every month because our funds our limited. With your support, we can fund more projects. Your donation will support local people at the heart of neighbourhoods experiencing disadvantage.
£5 funds one person to take part in activities for two weeks
which will prevent them feeling isolated. Even a few hours of taking part can significantly improve people’s health and wellbeing.
£10 funds one person to take part in community activities for a month
building their social connections and preventing isolation. Social isolation has been shown to have the same health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, so connecting with our communities has a huge positive impact on health and wellbeing.
£60 funds one person to take part in community activities for six months
and help them to make new friends and feel a part of the community. People without any real social connections have a 1.5 times higher likelihood of dying than people with them. Regular involvement in a group activity and the growth of strong social connections are vital for a long and healthy life.
Play the Health Lottery
Have the chance to win whilst helping support local community projects. Play here
So far, players of The Health Lottery have helped to raise more than £115 million for local good causes.
This is an incredible amount of money, and it’s meant that we’ve been able to invest in over 3,000 local projects across Great Britain, helping over 559,000 people.
By playing The Health Lottery, you can help us to support even more people!
Play now for just £1 for your chance to win big and help support local community projects.
The Health Lottery runs five weekly draws, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.