Tags: education and skills

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Arty-Folks is more than an art group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/arty-folks-is-more-than-an-art-group

    “Arty-Folks is more than an art group; we are a community who support each other. Being involved with the project helped me to get through a very difficult time in…

  • Promoting Roles of Father Figures: Everyone has a voice

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/promoting-roles-of-father-figures-everyone-has-a-voice

    Project member Rob Milligan said: “We have been working on outdoor learning in the past year and have gone camping, including to the Isle of Arran. It was really great…

  • 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…

  • Refugee Roots: The importance of social connections

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/refugee-roots-the-importance-of-social-connections

    “Some projects just provide services, but we really value the social connections we build. The way we’re involved with our participants is long term, our support doesn’t stop. We work…

  • 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…

  • Promoting Roles of Father Figures

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/promoting-roles-of-father-figures

    Stronger social connections helps build confidence, increase skills, and have a greater sense of purpose and hope, which we know are important first steps in being able to address other…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Arty-Folks Peer Empowerment Group

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/arty-folks-peer-empowerment

    Our life circumstances can determine our mental health and create health inequalities. There is not enough provision in the local community in Coventry for people who are living with mental…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • #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…

  • Refugee Roots

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

    The group originally grew out of work with the community and participants have regular opportunities to shape the project’s ongoing development. The aim of the work is to enable people…

  • Heart of Portsmouth Amateur Boxing Academy

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/heart-of-portsmouth-amateur-boxing-academy

    The Heart of Portsmouth Amateur Boxing Club provides a pathway for people in their neighbourhood to progress in their own journey, whether that be building confidence, becoming a coach or…

  • Covid-Connect

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

    Sunbeams London established the project as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the rising mental health issues that were evident in young girls who have faced bereavement and…

  • Unity Youth Projects

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

    The Fort was born from a neighbouring youth centre which offered activities for young people with additional needs. This focus was carried over, and having accessibility and inclusion as priorities…

  • Education and skills

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/health-inequalities/what-makes-us-healthy/education-skills

    UCL Institute of Health Equity, Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, p36-57 Social Mobility Commission, State of the Nation 2021: Social mobility and the pandemic The…

  • 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…

  • Online resources page to support community projects

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/online-resources-page-to-support-community-projects

    People’s Health Trust has recently published an online resources page to support community organisations with their work. The page has links to helpful tools, education materials, third sector and governmental…

  • 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…

  • Policy makers must acknowledge and act on Civil Society report on race

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/policy-makers-must-acknowledge-and-act-on-civil-society-report-on-race

    The Civil Society report on the state of race and racism in England should serve as an urgent wake up call to policy makers. The prevalence of racism and discrimination…

  • People’s Health Trust backs the Never More Needed campaign

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/peoples-health-trust-backs-the-never-more-needed-campaign

    The not-for-profit sector has become an important lifeline for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite adapting to the needs of their communities during the pandemic, charities and not-for-profits have been…

  • Mental Health 100 Campaign launched in Holyhead Wales

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/mental-health-100-campaign-launched-in-holyhead-wales

    Mental health and wellbeing have become a significant issue for many people across the UK since lockdown restrictions started in March last year. Residents in Holyhead Wales have reported that…

  • 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,…

  • Second stitch at home

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/second-stitch-at-home

    Having good working conditions, fair contractual conditions, and stable employment that pays at least the real Living Wage all have a big impact on our health, and refugees and migrants…

  • South Street Kids

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/south-street-kids

    Ipswich Community Media CIC and their two-year project South Street Kids runs weekly creative workshops in arts, music and media specifically designed for and by young people living in Westgate…

  • Interpreting a pandemic

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/interpreting-a-pandemic

    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…

  • 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…

  • Carers' rights day

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/carers-rights-day

    According to Carers UK, there are approximately 6.5 million carers in the UK, and Every day another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility.[1]. Recent findings from Carers UK show…

  • Disability History Month 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/disability-history-month-2020

    UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) which runs every year from 18 November – 20 December is an annual event focusing on the history of the struggle for equality and human…

  • 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…

  • Monty's Bike Hub

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/montys-bike-hub

    Monty’s Bike Hub is a project run by Monty’s Community Hub based in Southampton and is an example of local people using their skills and knowledge to support others…

  • 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…

  • Refugee Week 2020

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/refugee-week-2020

    Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee…

  • Carers Matter

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/carers-matter

    Recent findings from Carers UK show an estimated 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.* When combined with the 9.1…

  • Take a(n online) bow

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/take-an-online-bow

    Beatroute Arts is a community-led charity based in Balornock in the North East of Glasgow. Offering creative activities for young people and community groups, they work to address inequalities in…

  • Pie Factory Music

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/pie-factory-music

    Pie Factory Music is a youth club that supports young people in Thanet, Kent. Three years ago, they set up an intergenerational group – Create Community - after multiple requests…

  • Zooming in on accessibility

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/zooming-in-on-accessibility

    The Local People project in Brighton has created a shared vision, supporting disabled people and unpaid carers to identify barriers and bring about change to increase community equity, therefore improving…

  • Staying creative in lockdown

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/staying-creative-in-lockdown

    Taking part in creative activities and staying connected have become vital to support wellbeing as the country gets used to a new normal. Reform Radio support local people to develop…

  • Connecting through art

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/connecting-through-art

    Having access to creative activities can have a positive impact on our health. Taking part in art projects can help increase social connections, decrease stress, build trust and strengthen the…

  • 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…

  • Music at the Edge

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/music-at-the-edge

    The Youth Enquiry Service is a charitable organisation which holds twice-weekly free music workshops for residents of all ages, through their project, The Edge Acoustic Band, giving them an opportunity…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Disability History Month 2019

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/disability-history-month-2019

    Disability History Month (DHM), which runs from 18 November – 20 December in the UK, aims to create a platform to explore the history of disabled people’s struggle for equality…

  • Friends of Constable Street Field

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/friends-of-constable-street-field

    Constable Community Allotment, run by Friends of Constable Street Field and based in Hull, encourages local residents to come together and foster community spirit. Members help to maintain and expand…

  • MaD Theatre Company

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/mad-theatre-company

    MaD Theatre Company is a charitable organisation, which provides drama workshops for young people and adults living in Greater Manchester. Over a year ago, MaD Theatre Company facilitated drama sessions…

  • The Association of Blind Asians

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/the-association-of-blind-asians

    The Association of Blind Asians (ABA) has been supporting visually impaired South Asian people and their carers in Leeds since 1989. Thanks to funding from People’s Health Trust, they have…

  • Local People in Boston

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/local-people-in-boston

    The Local People project in Boston, Lincolnshire supports older people to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. Led by a passionate group of…

  • Connecting through song

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/connecting-through-song

    The Include Choir are breaking down social stigmas and tackling mental health through singing, song writing and signing. The Include Choir welcomes those with communication difficulties and those without, to…

  • English for Action

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/english-for-action

    A local charity in Tower Hamlets, London is supporting migrants to help create an equal and fair society by providing free English classes. English for Action (EFA) is dedicated to…

  • Ek Saath - Community Together

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/ek-saath-community-together

    ‘Ek Saath – Community Together’, a project run by the Indian Community Association (ICA), offers daily activities and get-togethers for older residents in Reading. Project members are encouraged to interact…

  • Volunteer Revolution

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/volunteer-revolution

    New research from Royal Voluntary Service finds that people from neighbourhoods experiencing disadvantage are less likely to volunteer than people from wealthier neighbourhoods. Three in ten (34%) of people from…

  • Pride Jubilee

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/pride-jubilee

    50 years ago, the Stonewall Uprising started a series of riots and demonstrations which became the catalyst for the modern Pride movement. Three years later, in July 1972, the first…

  • Sharing stories

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/sharing-stories

    Since 1998, Refugee Week has celebrated the contribution of refugees and migrants to the UK, encouraging a better understanding of diversity within local communities. This year, Refugee Week runs from…

  • 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…

  • Volunteers United

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/volunteers-united

    “You are not defined by what you cannot do, but what you can do” - MAP Volunteer Volunteers United, a project run by Mercian Ability Partnership (MAP), provides opportunities for…

  • Celebrating women

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

    For more than 100 years, International Women’s Day has celebrated women’s achievements, showing the social, economic and political impact they have had on their communities. The day, which is an…

  • Time out for carers

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/time-out-for-carers

    The project Inspirational Us, run by Carers4Carers, provides a friendly space and complementary therapies for carers living in the London Borough of Lambeth. Project members are supported to lead weekly…

  • Surfs up in Bradley

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/surfs-up-in-bradley

    “The group has evolved, there is the odd IT problem here and there but now members just like getting together to have a coffee and chat.” In Wolverhampton, both men…

  • Ethiopian community

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/ethiopian-community

    The Ethiopian Community Association of Greater Manchester recently held an event to bring the community together. Members of the Ethiopian Family Learning Group came together for an event which included…

  • LGBT+ History Month

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/lgbt-history-month

    February marks LGBT+ History Month, which aims to promote equality and diversity across Great Britain. A series of events and activities are planned as part of LGBT+ History Month across…

  • Young People Lead

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/young-people-lead

    The Local People project in Swansea is supporting residents of all ages to build their confidence and take action on issues that are important to them. The project is based…

  • More than activities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/more-than-activities

    “The project is about so much more than just activities, the classes really bring people together and help them make friends.” Apna Virsa supports older residents living in Slough to…

  • 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…

  • Working skills and rural crafts

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/working-skills-and-rural-crafts

    “The Greenwood Club is for people living with dementia and their carers, and people who are socially isolated or have some cognitive impairment of different scales. They may have had…

  • Resolution to connect

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/resolution-to-connect

    The start of a new year is a time for resolutions, with many people talking about what they would like to accomplish in the coming months. People often start to…

  • Talking empowerment

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/talking-empowerment

    The Local People project in Brighton supports and empowers disabled people and unpaid carers who live locally to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and…

  • Evaluating the impact of Active Communities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/evaluating-the-impact-of-active-communities

    People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme is helping to create stronger connections between people in neighbourhoods and communities. This is according to research conducted by consultancy firm Ecorys.The Trust recently…