Tags: jobs and income

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tackling low pay in the charity sector: An action plan

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/reports/action-plan-report

    Date published: 1 June 2018

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • #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…

  • 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…

  • Discrimination is bad for your health says People’s Health Trust

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/discrimination-is-bad-for-your-health-says-peoples-health-trust

    People’s Health Trust exists to improve health in the communities that face the greatest health inequalities. Today it launches its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement and plan. These reflect…

  • Living Wage Places schemes exceed targets in 2021

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-places-schemes-exceed-targets-in-2021

    Strong local economies and stable employment that pays at least the real Living Wage, have a big impact on our health. This is why People’s Health Trust is one of…

  • Jobs and income

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/health-inequalities/what-makes-us-healthy/jobs-and-income

    Local Action on Health Inequalities: Promoting Good Quality Jobs to Reduce Health Inequalities: report by the UCL Institute of Health Equity for Public Health England, 2021 Relationship between income and…

  • Negative impacts of COVID-19 on charities revealed

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/negative-impacts-of-covid-19-on-charities-revealed

    A survey by the Charity Commission has found that nearly all (91%) charities in England and Wales have experienced some negative impact from COVID-19. The survey asked charities about their…

  • 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,…

  • Living Wage Week 2021

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-week-2021

    Living Wage Week 2021 took place during the week starting Monday 15 November, with new rates being announced for the real Living Wage. People’s Health Trust is a principle partner…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Government launch health and disability consultation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/government-launch-health-and-disability-consultation

    The health and disability green paper consultation asks those with lived experience how the welfare system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions now…

  • ACORN: The union supporting renters in Newcastle

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/acorn-the-union-supporting-renters-in-newcastle

    The Association of Community Organisation for Reform Now (ACORN) which is funded through People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery North East and Cumbria, act as a voice…

  • 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…

  • Health Foundation COVID Impact Inquiry

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/health-foundation-covid-impact-inquiry

    The Health Foundation’s new inquiry, published on 6 July reveal working age adults in England’s most disadvantaged areas were almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those…

  • Thousands of people get a pay rise as Living Wage Places scheme gains momentum

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/thousands-of-people-get-a-pay-rise-as-living-wage-places-scheme-gains-momentum

    The Living Wage Places scheme aims to inspire whole towns, cities and regions to pay residents the real Living Wage. In just two years thousands of people have secured a…

  • 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…

  • Living wage rate increases

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-rate-increases

    Real Living Wage increases to £9.50 in the UK and £10.85 in London as cost of living risesOver 250,000 people working for almost 7,000 real Living Wage Employers throughout the…

  • Living wage week 2020

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

    Living Wage Week starts on 9 November when the new real Living Wage rates are announced. Here at the Trust, we work closely with the Living Wage Foundation because we…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Pride Month 2020

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

    This Pride Month we cannot be physically together marching in the streets - celebrating LGBTQ+ people and protesting ongoing inequalities. However we still wanted to take this time highlight…

  • A living wage for carers

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/a-living-wage-for-carers

    According to the NHS, caring responsibilities can affect mental and physical health in various ways and 64% of carers feel their health is at risk due to a lack of…

  • 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…

  • New Living Wage rates announced for 2019-20

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/new-living-wage-rates-announced-for-2019-20

    210,000 people across the country are set to get a pay rise as the new Living Wage rates were announced. The UK rate has increased by 30p from £9 to…

  • Living Wage Week 2019

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-week-2019

    Living Wage Week starts on 11 November and this year the Living Wage Foundation will be celebrating their 50th Living Wage Funder, Wellcome Trust. In 2015, the Trust helped found…

  • Living Wage Places

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-places

    Relative poverty affects almost a fifth of people living in working households in the UK. That is an increase of 40 per cent from the mid-1990s, according the Institute for…

  • The State of the Nation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/the-state-of-the-nation

    The Social Mobility Commission’s sixth State of the Nation report has shed further light on the avoidable inequalities that exist in Great Britain today. The report reveals that social mobility…

  • 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…

  • Living Wage milestone

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-milestone

    The Living Wage Foundation is celebrating its 5,000th Living Wage employer, with the University of Manchester joining the growing movement of responsible employers. The commitment to pay the real Living…

  • 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…

  • Living Wage Week 2018

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-week-2018

    Thanks to the leadership of employers and campaigners, low-paid workers have received £809m in extra wages with almost £200m extra received in the past year alone. Over the last 15…

  • Paying a real Living Wage could boost UK cities by over a billion

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/paying-a-real-living-wage-could-boost-uk-cities-by-over-a-billion

    Wider adoption of the real Living Wage could provide an economic boost to UK cities worth over £1.1billion, according to new research by The Smith Institute. The report found that…

  • The Trust wins award

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/the-trust-wins-award

    Last night People’s Health Trust was celebrated for its leadership in helping to end low pay in the Voluntary and Community sector. The Trust was presented the Living Wage Friendly…

  • Low Pay in the Charity Sector

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/reports/low-pay-in-the-charity-sector

    Date published: 7 November 2017

  • Living Wage Friendly Funders Network meets

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/living-wage-friendly-funders-network-meets

    The Living Wage Foundation's Friendly Funders Network met this month at an event chaired by the Trust's Chief Executive, John Hume. The event was an opportunity to engage with other…