Tags: community power

  • Maymessy Mentorship

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/maymessy-mentorship

    The project offers the opportunity for the women to get together with others in a similar situation and with similar interests in food and to build friendships, support each other…

  • Building Happy, Integrated, Healthy Communities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/building-happy-integrated-healthy-communities

    Aber and Blaengwynfi are twin villages in the Afan valley in Wales with a population of around 1,300. Due to its rural location residents have faced issues with social isolation,…

  • Building Happy, Integrated, Healthy Communities: Doing it ourselves

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/building-happy-integrated-healthy-communities-doing-it-ourselves

    Afan Valley in South Wales is a small close knit community with about 1,300 residents. We’ve proven to be extremely resilient and very resourceful but we face lots of challenges…

  • Maymessy Mentoring: Sharing culture in the kitchen

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/maymessy-mentoring-sharing-culture-in-the-kitchen

    Related links http://www.maymessy.com/Photography by Mel Cunninham

  • Assessing the impact of participation in People’s Health Trust’s programmes

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/assessing-the-impact-of-participation-in-peoples-health-trusts-programmes

    This first wave of this research from Summer 2021 aimed to assess the impact of participation in the Trust’s funding programmes and understand the role of the Active Communities and…

  • Honley Youth: Building social connection and community power

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/honley-youth-building-social-connection-and-community-power

    “Honley has always been an active community and there’s a lot going on, but young people weren’t really involved. Following Covid-19 we sent out a survey to the whole community…

  • Honley Youth

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/honley-youth

    Honley is a small village in West Yorkshire with pockets of low-income neighbourhoods. Honley Youth is a free to use youth club that all young people can access and contribute…

  • Puddle Ducks – parents and tots group: Adapting and thriving

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/puddle-ducks-parents-and-tots-group-adapting-and-thriving

    In 2018 People’s Health Trust, kindly provided us with funding to run a tots group using money raised by Health Lottery East. This group would be held at our charity-run…

  • Puddle Ducks - parents and tots group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/puddle-ducks-parents-and-tots-group

    Puddle Ducks - parents and tots group aimed to reduce social isolation experienced by parents of pre-school children and increase confidence and wellbeing. Participants can also shape the project by…

  • Bristol Active Women Walk and Talk: Meet the community leaders

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/bristol-active-women-walk-and-talk-meet-the-community-leaders

    A peer mentoring model has helped develop participants into leaders. The first four ‘Walk Leaders’ describe their journey to becoming more confident and learning new skills. Eman I am six…

  • Bristol Active Women – Walk and Talk

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/bristol-active-women-walk-and-talk

    The outdoor activities are designed to support mental health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation, and build confidence, especially following the Covid-19 lockdowns when many people have been isolated. The sessions…

  • IgniteYou: Dance is a universal language

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/igniteyou-dance-is-a-universal-language

    We’re both dancers so we know how beneficial dance can be. Music and dance are universal languages; whoever you are and whatever walk of life you’ve come from - dance…

  • IgniteYou Dance INC

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/igniteyou-dance-inc

    IgniteYou Dance INC was started by two dance teachers who recognised a need for accessible dance classes and workshops in the local area. During the first Covid-19 pandemic they project…

  • Community Activators: New jobs, new-found confidence, and a new enthusiasm for community change

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/new-jobs-new-found-confidence-and-a-new-enthusiasm-for-community-change

    The Community Activators project received funding from People’s Health Trust during the first lockdown. I met the group of 10 volunteers as an extension from the local high school who…

  • Needlecraft International Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/needlecraft-international-project

    The project builds confidence and perseverance and supports the participants to develop a skill that they can teach others, and that allows them to produce items to sell or give…

  • Mums SOCIAL

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/mums-social

    The aim is to bring new and expectant mothers together to connect, share experiences, provide support and reassurance, develop friendships and improve mental wellbeing. Becoming a mum is a new…

  • Community Activators

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/community-activators

    In Hebburn, there is a lack of community activities to keep young people busy and socially connected. A local resident used their background in outdoor activities to design a programme…

  • What needs to happen to take community power to the next level?

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/what-needs-to-happen-to-take-community-power-to-the-next-level

    In this blog, Dan Pearmain, Head of Policy and Research, discusses the findings in the Trust’s latest Local Conversations programme evaluation and how community power can tackle health inequalities. The…

  • Seven jobs created for young volunteers who helped community during pandemic

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/seven-jobs-created-for-young-volunteers-who-helped-community-during-pandemic

    Off The Grid Adventures, a community group in Hebburn, South Tyneside has been helping young people get active following the first Covid-19 lockdown. Their Community Activators project, funded by People’s…

  • Mums SOCIAL: Bringing Mums Together

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/mums-social-bringing-mums-together

    Mum's SOCIAL is a a two-year project run by community interest company Diverse Active. They run weekly social meet ups and online support for new and expectant mums of all…

  • Needlecraft International Project: “We started the project to address intensive poverty”

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/international-womens-day

    Needlecraft International Project is a one-year project working with African women and their families living in Croydon, London, mostly from west or central Africa, many of whom are refugees, supporting…

  • Get Set Youth

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/get-set-youth

    Yellow Door, who provide information, advice, support and advocacy services to young people, identified a need to support young people’s social networks and wellbeing and to reduce the risk of…

  • Healthy Active Lives

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/healthy-active-lives

    The Derby West Indian Community Association ran the project, with the aim of providing support to people in local wards that are poorer than average and where life expectancies are…

  • Moving On

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/moving-on

    The Moving On project was organised by an independent volunteer-run charity, the Rainbow Sunshine Company. There was a wide age range in the group, which included young adults and people…

  • The Northgate Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-northgate-project

    The Northgate Project was an activity-based self-help group for people in the Northgate ward in Canterbury. Many members were (or had been) feeling suicidal and some were living with conditions…

  • Together We Can

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/together-we-can

    Some local members became volunteers – taking ownership of the centre by making cakes and serving in the café, helping with the garden, or welcoming new members. Purposeful activity like…

  • Foster Garden

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/foster-garden

    The project was set up by Keighley Urban Meadows, a community group promoting the shared ownership of the local environment. The aim was to create social links within the neighbourhood,…

  • Local Conversation in Merstham

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/local-conversation-in-merstham

    In Surrey, there are small pockets of disadvantage which are hidden by relative affluence around it. Even within Merstham itself there is vast inequality. Through the Local Conversation, people are…

  • Local Conversation in Holyhead: Greater control and taking action

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/local-conversation-in-holyhead-greater-control-and-taking-action

    “Decision making through trust and empowerment has been the resounding theme over the past six months as our Local Conversation continues to thrive and evolve to meet the priorities of…

  • Local Conversation in Holyhead: Every voice matters

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/local-conversation-in-holyhead-every-voice-matters

    “The main reason I decided to join the group was because they genuinely wanted the voice of younger residents within our community. A year on and I have learnt several…

  • Local Conversation in Holyhead

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/local-conversation-in-holyhead

    Local people are at the forefront of the decision-making process and are supported to build confidence and to feel comfortable with making decisions that affect their neighbourhood. As economic conditions…

  • Local Conversation in Govanhill

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/local-conversation-in-govanhill

    The Local Conversation in Govanhill is supported by Community Renewal Trust which leads on community projects across Scotland. They previously ran a community canteen in Govanhill which became a central…

  • Edberts House: Impact and achievements

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/edberts-house-impact-and-achievements

    “We have started to really talk about our work in terms of connections – it is at the heart of what we do. We often identify ourselves by the connections…

  • Local Conversation in the Old Fold and Nest Estates

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/local-conversation-in-the-old-fold-and-nest-estates

    Gateshead has some of the highest levels of disadvantage in England and faces issues such as people feeling isolated and apart from their community. Community organisation Edberts House partnered with…

  • Control and health inequalities: a review of theory and evidence for practitioners

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/reports/control-and-health-inequalities-a-review-of-theory-and-evidence-for-practitioners

    Date published: 17 November 2020

  • Welcome Women: Upskilling is a boost to confidence

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/welcome-women-upskilling-is-a-boost-to-confidence

    “Our project creates a link between services and aspirations, and draws on the existing skills and experiences of participants to support their growth. We work with people who have lived…

  • Derby Refugee Befriending Project developing confidence and skills

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/derby-refugee-befriending-project-developing-confidence-and-skills

    “As a refugee-led community centre we are heavily involved with Persian-speaking (Iranian/ Kurdish/Afghan) refugees in Derby. The idea for this particular project initially evolved from informal conversations. We spoke with…

  • RIG Arts: “Everything we do is resident led”

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/rig-arts-everything-we-do-is-resident-led

    “We live in an area experiencing a high level of disadvantage. There is a lot of economic insecurity and some parts of the community we work with have a bad…

  • Our Roots in the Community: Young people are at the heart of the project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/our-roots-in-the-community-young-people-are-at-the-heart-of-the-project

    “The idea for this project came from the young people themselves, who told us that it was important for them to have the opportunity to work together with other young…

  • Reform Radio: Helping young people achieve their dreams

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/reform-radio-helping-young-people-achieve-their-dreams

    “Gorton is a neighbourhood in Greater Manchester that experiences high levels of disadvantage and problems of unemployment and crime. To tackle these issues, we identified a need for activities to…

  • Young Again: Being part of the project has given me a sense of purpose

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/young-again-being-part-of-the-project-has-given-me-a-sense-of-purpose

    “Before the Young Again project was established, there were no facilities for older South Asian people in the area. I am 84 years old and live on my own with…

  • RIG Arts

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/rig-arts

    Creative workshops are based around waste reduction and include sewing, repair, reuse, upcycling, and sustainable crafts. Participants and the community are supported to become more resilient through supported engagement and…

  • Tenants Voice - Shieldfield

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/acorn-newcastle

    Rising rents, falling wages and unstable local economies all contribute to housing difficulties which lead to both short and long-term health issues. 8.5 million renters experience stress or anxiety and…

  • Route 23

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/route-23

    Route 23 is a coffee shop named after the bus route serving Spring Lane area of Canterbury where the project operates. The café is open to all residents and is…

  • The Centre Place

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-centre-place

    LGBT+ young people are often socially isolated. Some project participants aren’t attending school, some are too anxious to socialise and lack confidence. The Centre Place gives young people the control…

  • Aaina Community Hub

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/aaina-community-hub

    A lot of the women that usually attend Aaina Community Hub have experienced multiple challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, families living in multi-occupancy households who were unable to…

  • Glenburn My Life My Choice Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/glenburn-my-life-my-choice-project

    Easthall Residents Association in Glasgow has received funding three times from People’s Health Trust using money raised through The Health Lottery over a period of eight years. An investment totalling…

  • Tang Hall Food Co-operative

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/tang-hall-food-co-operative

    Locally-owned shops where people can buy affordable, healthy food and keep local wealth more equitably within communities is an important part of addressing local health inequalities. The Tang Hall Food…

  • Café Chat

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/café-chat

    The provision of mental health services on the island was limited, as was access to those services due to geographical distance. Café Chat provided a weekly meetup in Broadford on…

  • Second Stitch at Home

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/second-stitch-at-home

    The project also encourages members to be actively involved and to undertake additional work in their own time, helping them develop a wide variety of sewing skills and techniques to…

  • Derby Refugee Befriending Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/derby-refugee-befriending-project

    Migrating to Great Britain as a refugee or asylum seeker can be an incredibly isolating experience. We know that creating opportunities to reduce isolation can have a big impact on…

  • Young Again

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/young-again

    It’s often presumed that South Asian people look after and live with their elderly relatives. However, as people relocate for work, traditional structures and family ties are loosening. This can…

  • The Gorton Takeover - Reform Radio

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-gorton-takeover-reform-radio

    This two-year project delivered weekly dance, art, radio and digital skills sessions for unemployed young adults and their children living in Gorton, an inner-city area of Manchester. Education, skills and…

  • Curating the Mind

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/curating-the-mind

    For many Filipino people living in East London, it can feel lonely being isolated from their families and can sometimes feel overwhelming financially supporting their family back home. Home can…

  • Proud2Be Rural Outreach Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/proud2be

    LGBTQ+ people remain at increased risk of mental ill health due to a range of factors including discrimination and isolation. When people feel unfair shame or stigma, they become more…

  • Butetown Employment Action Team (BEAT)

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/butetown-employment-action-team-beat

    Income, employment and working conditions have a huge impact on our health. Having a good job can protect health by giving people stability, financial security and the ability to enjoy…

  • Bridgend Inspiring Growth

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/bridgend-inspiring-growth

    Since it started, the members of the local community have taken control of every aspect of the project, buying the building from the local council using community raised funds, and…

  • Lee Gardens Pool: Learning Together

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/lee-gardens-pool-learning-together

    Penrhiwceiber had the highest child poverty rates across Wales in 2017/18 with 49.4% of children living in poverty. Health inequalities in Wales mean that people living in neighbourhoods experiencing the…

  • Our Roots in the Community

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/our-roots-in-the-community

    The group runs weekly activity sessions which are based around football and, once a month, the young people take part in a series of training workshops designed to build skills…

  • Welcome Women

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/welcome-women

    Many of the people involved with the project are older women, migrants, refugees, or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. A lot of them do not speak English as…

  • Stainforth Outdoor Activity Project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/stainforth-outdoor-activity-project

    Stainforth has a proud mining heritage and the community experienced high levels of job losses and economic issues when the coal mining industry was wiped out in the 1970’s and…

  • Ashiana Group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/ashiana-group

    Race Equality First (REF) was established in 1976 the same year that new legislation under the Race Relations Act was introduced. The organisation spearheaded campaigns to tackle racial discrimination and…

  • The Castle & Beyond - Our Voice, Our Community

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/the-castle-beyond-our-voice-our-community

    A number of groups and activities have been set up such as a teen’s social group, a family friendly play session, drop-in support sessions and arts and crafts activities. The…

  • #AbilitiesNotDisabilities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/abilitiesnotdisabilities

    The project was set up by existing participants who had an interest in design and wanted to create a business. As more members have joined, the project has grown and…

  • Touchbase Care CIC

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/touchbase-care-cic

    Members come together to tackle isolation and build self-esteem and wellbeing. The project aims to tackle the inadequate representation of people with disabilities in the performing arts, showcase member’s creative…

  • Sunderland and South Tyneside Centre For People Of African Heritage

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/sunderland-and-south-tyneside-centre-for-people-of-african-heritage

    This project, provided by African Caribbean Community Association, supports members to increase their employability through one-to-one peer support where people can learn digital and computer skills, how to apply for…

  • New report finds improved wellbeing linked to greater community power

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/new-report-finds-improved-wellbeing-linked-to-greater-community-power

    The final evaluation report for the Local Conversations Programme shows that developing community power can make a difference to neighbourhoods by building collective agency and action around social determinants of…

  • Community power

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/health-inequalities/what-makes-us-healthy/community-power

    Report by Pritbal S Tamber on How community power influences health, 2022. A study by Popay, J et al on the impact on health inequalities of approaches to community engagement,…

  • Neelam Heera: We're Right Here campaign

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/neelam-heera-were-right-here-campaign-2

    People’s Health Trust is supporting a new campaign calling for a Community Power Act to put power into the hands of local people. We spoke to one of the community…

  • Community power as a tool for change: learning from Lozells

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/community-power-as-a-tool-for-change

    The Local Conversation in Lozells saw an increase in the number of project participants during the COVID-19 lockdown. One reason some new residents joined was in response to concerns over…

  • Lessons from a decade

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/lessons-from-a-decade

    Over the past decade, the Trust has learnt a huge amount about the importance of supporting neighbourhoods experiencing the highest levels of disadvantage. Communities have worked to develop their skills,…

  • Annual Review 2021 - A decade of funding

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/annual-review-2021-a-decade-of-funding

    During these ten years over £121 million has been raised, over 3,200 projects have been reached and over 600,000 people have been supported. Our Annual Review showcases some of these…

  • New Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub launches at Wrexham’s Caia Park

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/new-mental-health-and-wellbeing-hub-launches-at-wrexhams-caia-park

    A new mental health and wellbeing hub has launched in Wrexham offering free support and activities for local residents aged 11 and over. Partners and local residents joined together to…

  • Levelling up funds need to be firmly rooted in community driven approaches

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/levelling-up-funds-need-to-be-firmly-rooted-in-community-driven-approaches

    In the Autumn Budget and Spending Review on Wednesday 27 October, levelling up was reaffirmed as one of the government’s key objectives. Looking ahead we need more clarity and assurances…

  • The Voice cLoud: Community power in coastal communities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/the-voice-cloud-community-power-in-coastal-communities

    A new report by the Chief Medical Officer has found there are high concentrations of chronic diseases and lower life expectancy in England’s coastal towns. Whilst a focus on health…

  • What makes us healthy?

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/what-makes-us-healthy

    People’s Health Trust has created a series of infographics exploring what makes us healthy. The infographics look at the importance of the social determinants of health as factors in our…

  • Local Conversation in Haverhill South is taking action to support young people

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/local-conversation-in-haverhill-south-is-taking-action-to-support-young-people

    The Local Conversation in Haverhill South, funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery East, supports people living in a neighbourhood experiencing high levels of disadvantage. Mental…

  • Caia Park community research: The role of gatekeepers in community-led initiatives

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/caia-park-community-research-the-role-of-gatekeepers-in-community-led-initiatives

    Local people know their communities best. They know what issues they face, what their community does well, and the best way they can create change. As the impact of community-led…

  • ONS Health Index Consultation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/ons-health-index-consultation-now-open

    In December, Office of National Statistics (ONS) published a new health index for England, and opened a consultation for feedback. The index was first proposed in December 2018 by the…

  • UK COVID-19 death toll and health inequalities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/uk-covid-19-death-toll-and-health-inequalities

    The UK has now passed a horrifying marker of the pandemic: 100,000 deaths. Every life lost has a truly devastating impact on the surrounding community and, over the past year,…

  • Celebrating the season

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/celebrating-the-season

    Scottish Minority Ethnic Deaf Club (SEMDC) has members across Scotland and provides a variety of services ranging from a bi-weekly support group to providing bespoke advocacy, advice, signposting and information…

  • Together We Can evaluation case study

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/together-we-can-project

    The project was funded, through Health Lottery Wales, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the independent evaluation of…

  • Healthy Active Lives project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/derby-west-indian-community-association-healthy-active-lives-project

    The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the 2018-2019 independent evaluation of the Active Communities programme. The evaluation drew on project visits in the spring and summer of…

  • Moving On project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/rainbow-sunshine-company

    The project was funded, through Health Lottery West Midlands, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the independent evaluation…

  • Motherwell Cheshire CIO: Believe

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/motherwell-cheshire-cio-believe

    Motherwell provides specialist support services for mothers with children who have been placed into care, or children at risk of being placed into care. The charity works with these women…

  • Keighley Urban Meadows: Foster Garden project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/keighley-urban-meadows-foster-garden-project

    The project was funded with money raised through Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part…

  • Exploring Senses CIC

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/exploring-senses-cic

    Exploring Senses CIC and their ‘MakerLab’ project delivered weekly MakerLab sessions for young people aged 8 to 19 on Thursday afternoons in Brighton, at the youth club of the local…

  • Get Set Youth project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/canvey-get-set-youth

    The project was funded, through Health Lottery East, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part of the independent evaluation of…

  • Borderlands: Drop in project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/borderlands-drop-in-project

    The drop-in centre offered refugees and asylum seekers access to food, warmth, English classes, information and signposting to other services. It brought together participants from over 50 countries, many of…

  • Annual Review 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/annual-review-2020

    It has been an extra-ordinary year. Our new Annual Review highlights the ways in which health inequalities have been bought into sharp focus. It makes clear the challenges neighbourhoods experiencing…

  • Active Communities programme evaluation 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/active-communities-evaluation-2020

    About the evaluation Ecorys UK independently evaluated the Active Communities programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2020. The third and final year of the Active Communities…

  • Penparcau action team

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/penparcau-action-team

    People’s Health Trust started funding Penparcau Community Forum in July 2014 through the Trust’s Local Conversations programme with money raised by Health Lottery Wales in order to address local priorities…

  • Evaluating the impact of Local Conversations 2016 - 2021

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/local-conversations-programme-evaluation-2016-2021

    New Economics Foundation independently evaluated the Local Conversations programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2021. This final Local Conversations evaluation was published in February 2022.

  • Influencing locally

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/influencing-locally

    The Local People project in Brighton, supported by Scope, works with local disabled people and unpaid carers to develop shared priorities, including raising awareness and acceptance of disability in all…

  • Local People programme evaluation 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/local-people-programme-evaluation-2020

    About the evaluation New Economics Foundation, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University independently evaluated the Local People programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2017 and 2019. The Local…

  • Local People programme report

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/local-people-programme-report

    Today People’s Health Trust, in partnership with New Economics Foundation and Leeds Beckett University, are pleased to publish a new report on the Trust’s Local People Programme which reveals the…

  • Community at Tang Hall

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/community-at-tang-hall

    The places in which we are born and live have a huge impact on our health. People living in affluent parts of York live for an average of eight years…

  • Building Collective Control

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/building-collective-control

    When people have more control over decisions and actions that affect their lives, they have a better chance of improving and maintaining their health. At the heart of the Trust’s…

  • International Women's Day

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/international-womens-day

    On 8 March each year, the world celebrates International Women’s Day highlighting the social, economic and political achievements of women. The day also marks a reminder to strive for gender…

  • Striving for action at City Hall

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/striving-for-action-at-city-hall

    English for Action (EFA London) are influencing local leaders to listen to their views and help shape policy that directly affects them, using their collective power to influence and affect…

  • Local Conversation in Merstham - Repair Café

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/local-conversation-in-merstham-repair-café

    Repair Cafés are a Dutch concept, originating in 2009 in Amsterdam. Martine Postma, who opened the first one in the city, went on to found the Repair Café Foundation, which…

  • The Marmot Review 10 Years On publishes today!

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/the-marmot-review-10-years-on-publishes-today

    Eight case studies of projects funded by People’s Health Trust are featured in new report on health inequalities in England, published today. The UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) and…

  • Bridgend Farmhouse

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/bridgend-farmhouse

    When people have control over their lives and decisions that affect them, they are able to improve and maintain their health. Collective control is power exercised by groups of people,…

  • Marmot Review: 10 Years On

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/marmot-review-10-years-on

    Published in 2010, The Marmot Review was a landmark study of health inequalities in England. The report stated unequivocally that the fundamental causes of health inequalities were political (unequal policies…

  • Taking local action

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/taking-local-action

    Through the Local People programme, residents in South Wigston and Eyres Monsel in Leicester are taking action resulting in a positive difference to their lives and community.We talked to some…

  • Trip to House of Commons

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/trip-to-house-of-commons

    The Young Again project, run by Pakistan Association Huddersfield, promotes social awareness and integration in the local community for older South Asian people. Earlier this year, members visited London for…

  • Local Conversations programme evaluation 2019

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/local-conversations-programme-evaluation-2019

    About the evaluation New Economics Foundation independently evaluated the Local Conversation programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2021. This second year Local Conversations evaluation was published…

  • Read what we're asking of the new Government

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/read-what-were-asking-of-the-new-government

    It is well-evidenced that Great Britain is experiencing severe and growing health inequalities. Life expectancy is stalling and for some, reversing. At the same time the difference between the health…

  • Ethical Lettings Campaign

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/ethical-lettings-campaign

    ACORN (Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now), supports members to deliver campaigns to address local housing issues. Its Ethical Lettings Campaign in Bristol enabled members to build power and…

  • Stitches, Knots and Sails - METcic

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/stitches-knots-and-sails-metcic

    Stitches, Knots and Sails, run by METcic (Medway English Training Community Interest Company), based in Medway, Kent was funded by the Trust through the Active Communities programme for two years.…

  • Celebrate, connect and share

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/celebrate-connect-and-share

    Steering Group members from six Local People projects supported by Royal Voluntary Service came together to celebrate, connect and share. In May, Royal Voluntary Service held their first ever Steering…

  • Women Sharing Cornwall

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/women-sharing-cornwall

    Women Sharing Cornwall is a self-help group for women in St Austell who are experiencing mental health issues. The two-year project, funded by People’s Health Trust, involved weekly activities and…

  • Developing a local vision

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/developing-a-local-vision

    Residents from across Caia Park in Wrexham came together for an ambitious event to further develop a local vision for their neighbourhood. The strategy day was organised by the Local…

  • A Local Conversation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/a-local-conversation

    Community Renewal Trust has been delivering a Local Conversation in Muirhouse, Edinburgh, since 2016. Local people are determining how they can make their neighbourhood an even better place to live…

  • P4YP Activity Roadshow

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/p4yp-activity-roadshow

    “With those who are vulnerable, having the added confidence can spread at school and the community.” (Project staff) Based in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Positive 4 Young People (P4YP) is a…

  • Molokai Village

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/molokai-village

    This case study was carried out by Ecorys UK, who are conducting an independent evaluation of People's Health Trust's Active Communities programme. This case study formed part of the second…

  • Marsh Farm Makeover

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/marsh-farm-makeover

    Futures Community Voice is a group of local residents in Luton who come together to discuss issues and concerns about where they live and how they can improve the area.…

  • A collaborative resolution to build a healthier society

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/a-collaborative-resolution-to-build-a-healthier-society

    In this piece, we hear from Cathy Irving, Director of Communications at the Health Foundation, about their new Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health.“Looking back over January, it struck me that…

  • Local Conversations programme evaluation 2018

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/local-conversations-programme-evaluation-2018

    About the evaluation New Economics Foundation independently evaluated the Local Conversations programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2021. This first year Local Conversations evaluation was published…

  • Local Conversations programme evaluation 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/local-conversations-programme-evaluation-2020

    About the evaluation New Economics Foundation independently evaluated the Local Conversations programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2021. This third year Local Conversations evaluation was published…

  • Active Communities programme evaluation 2018

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/active-communities-programme-evaluation-2018

    About the evaluation Ecorys UK independently evaluated the Active Communities programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2020. This second year Active Communities evaluation was published in…

  • Local Conversations 2016: an introduction

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/local-conversations-2016-an-introduction

    About the evaluation New Economics Foundation independently evaluated the Local Conversations programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2021. This foundational Local Conversations evaluation was published in…

  • Active Communities programme evaluation 2016

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/programme-evaluations/active-communities-programme-evaluation-2016

    About the evaluation Ecorys UK independently evaluated the Active Communities programme’s theory of change and its impact from 2016 to 2020. This first year Active Communities evaluation was published in…