Tags: local environment

  • Scoonie Sunshine Club

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/scoonie-sunshine-club

    Scoonie Sunshine Club runs a bus for people with mobility issues and older people, providing them with essential transport in an area where services have been cut and accessibility is…

  • MyBUS - Community Transport

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/mybus-community-transport

    But the effect on people is massive, and it really helps to build the community amongst members. People that come for the lunch club support each other, so they’ll notice…

  • Language for Change

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/language-for-change

    Language for Change provides support for migrants and refugees in Greenwich to learn English and advocate for change for social issues affecting them. The project provides free weekly English as…

  • How tackling the climate crisis will also reduce health inequalities

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/how-tackling-the-climate-crisis-will-also-reduce-health-inequalities

    For Earth Day 2023 Catherine Rennie and Peter Williams of People's Health Trust discuss how the climate crisis and health inequalities are intrinsically linked and the disproportionate impacts on people…

  • Disabled Women Take Action: supporting change for disabled women

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/disabled-women-take-action-supporting-change-for-disabled-women

    We decided we needed to influence the counselling process at an early stage. We started approaching universities to go and talk to students who are being trained in psychology and…

  • New report shows benefits of community involvement

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/new-research-finds-that-participation-increases-friendships-and-sense-of-belonging

    The second wave of research into both People’s Health Trust’s funded programmes in England, Scotland and Wales demonstrates that across funding programmes, when people get involved in their local community,…

  • Gardening for Dementia: Transforming people

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/gardening-for-dementia-transforming-people

    Another woman who came along wasn’t very vocal at all. She was joining one of our planting groups, and as soon as we gave her the tools, her muscle memory…

  • Air pollution falling but more to be done

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/air-pollution-falling-but-more-to-be-done

    As pollution in England falls, a new report underlines the lifelong health risks of exposure to polluted air. Rates of outdoor pollution remain high in cities and the south east,…

  • 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 was 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Celebrating in Wales

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

    Health Lottery Wales has raised £6 million, which to date, has supported 169 charities in Wales. To celebrate, they hosted a party with local Flintshire charity, RainbowBiz CIC. Local people…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Environmental change

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/environmental-change

    “Having a good environment is about hope, it encourages good feelings and positivity - and this is a key starting point." The quality of the local environment is an issue…