Tags: social connections

  • 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…

  • Inequalities in mental health

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/blogs/inequalities-in-mental-health-awareness-week

    In Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, Dr Lisa Doyle, Director of Engagement and Influencing at People’s Health Trust reflects on the intersection of inequalities impacting marginalised people. Mental Health Awareness…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Engine Shed: Combatting social isolation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/the-engine-shed-combatting-social-isolation

    “The idea for The Engine Shed came from my autistic son. At three years old, around 60% of his limited vocabulary was related to trains - which were his overwhelming…

  • 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…

  • Happy Together: Tackling social isolation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/project-stories/happy-together-tackling-social-isolation

    “Community engagement is founded on trusting relationships and this can take time. It has been very inspiring to witness the organic growth and formation of small social groups, further consolidation…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Happy Together

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

    Many older people within the Chinese community find that language and cultural barriers can prevent them from developing their social networks and making friends. By developing a group based around…

  • 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…

  • Autism Recreational and Support Activities with The Engine Shed

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/projects-we-fund/projects/autism-recreational-and-support-activities

    Research from the National Autistic Society shows that people with autism are four times more likely to feel isolated than members of the general public. For autistic adults, their sense…

  • 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…

  • Our Town

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

    The Our Town project from Artistic Spectrum has a huge range of contributors aged 16 to 64 with a massive range of artistic talents from sculpting to painting. Through creative…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Social connections

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/health-inequalities/what-makes-us-healthy/social-connections

    Holt-Lunstad, J., et al. (2015). Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality: A Meta-Analytic Review. Perspectives on Psychological Science. 10. 227-237. Marmot M, et al., Fair Society, Healthy…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Get online with Good Things Foundation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/get-online-with-good-things-foundation

    Access to digital technology and the internet became essential during the pandemic with many services moving online. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions have eased many services have remained virtual. There has been…

  • Pride in Mind: Tackling barriers through collaboration and social connections

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/pride-in-mind-tackling-barriers-through-collaboration-and-social-connections

    Pride in Mind have been awarded a grant from People’s Health Trust, using money raised by Health Lottery North East and Cumbria, to continue their monthly meetings, social activities and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Aberchirder and District Men’s Shed receive Queens Award for Voluntary Services

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/aberchirder-and-district-mens-shed-receive-queens-award-for-voluntary-services

    Aberchirder and District Men’s Shed, a project previously funded through People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme, has received the Queens Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS) for their work in the…

  • Study asks why LGBTQ+ People of Colour and Refugees and Asylum Seekers are not accessing services

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/study-asks-why-lgbtq-people-of-colour-and-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-are-not-accessing-services

    People’s Health Trust recognise that many people with shared identities, experiences, characteristics or common interests face additional barriers to good health due to discrimination and inequality. Intersectionality refers to the…

  • People's Health Trust supports World Health Day

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/peoples-health-trust-supports-world-health-day

    World Health Day is recognised on Wednesday 7 April this year and is focused on the theme of ‘building a fairer, healthier world”. This year, the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

  • 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…

  • International Women’s Day: Exploring COVID-19 barriers for women

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/international-womens-day-exploring-covid-19-barriers-for-women

    Monday 8 March marked International Women’s Day. It is also nearly one year since the UK went into the first lockdown due to the pandemic. COVID-19 has had different impacts…

  • 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,…

  • Heart of a community

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/heart-of-a-community

    The ‘Everyone Together’ project supported by VIP Sports and Arts Academy is a two-year project hosting regular social groups for the whole community in the Fallside area, a local housing…

  • 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…

  • Good Companions

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/good-companions

    Isolation can have strong and dangerous effects on people’s health. During the pandemic the issue of isolation has become even more prevalent, with many worried the mental health effects of…

  • 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…

  • The Northgate project evaluation

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/northgate-project

    Individual and collective action and control Outcomes: Control over project activities;Collective decision-making;Acting on local issues. TakeOff is a peer-led organisation, and project leaders involved local people in shaping the project…

  • 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…

  • CounsellingCare: Café Chat project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/counsellingcare-café-chat-project

    Project evaluation The project was funded with money raised from Health Lottery Scotland, as part of People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities programme. The project was evaluated by Ecorys as part…

  • 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…

  • Armenian Mental Wellbeing Project, Centre for Armenian Information & Advice

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/publications/case-studies/armenian-mental-wellbeing-project-centre-for-armenian-information-advice

    One resident, Amanda, came from a background of abuse. She had social phobias and a lack of trust in others. Amanda felt safe within the group and became increasingly confident…

  • 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…

  • COVID-19 report update

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/covid-19-report-update

    Between March and June the Trust surveyed all of our funded partners to find out how they were coping with the effects of the pandemic, and to discover how…

  • 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…

  • Stronger Together

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/stronger-together

    Strong social connections within and between communities is one factor in achieving good health and living longer lives. That’s why all of the Trust’s funding programmes place a strong emphasis…

  • A-lot-tment of success

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/a-lot-tment-of-success

    Community Action Suffolk has been supporting a Local Conversation in Haverhill South, Suffolk, since 2014. Through the Local Conversation, residents are identifying and addressing shared priorities, including: health and wellbeing;…

  • Together We Can

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/together-we-can

    The ‘Together We Can’ project, funded through the Trust’s Active Communities programme, is based in the Zone, a community space in Bridgend, Wales. This is part of the Bridge Mentoring…

  • 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…

  • Totnes pride online

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

    At the Trust, our overarching aim is addressing health inequalities and creating a fairer society for all. A vital part of this is supporting LGBTQ+ people. So far, the Trust…

  • Derby West Indian Community Association

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/derby-west-indian-community-association

    Derby West Indian Community Association ran the project, 'Healthy Active Lives' which aimed to enable and support participants to lead, shape and develop the project while building stronger connections within…

  • Award nominations for LGBT+ project

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/award-nominations-for-lgbt-project

    LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire offers a range of support and activities to LGBT+ children and young people aged 11-25 across Mansfield, Worksop, Retford and Sutton-in-Ashfield. The project provides a vital opportunity…

  • 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.

  • Disability Pride Brighton 2020

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

    Disability Pride Brighton is an annual event created to raise awareness of the diversity and experiences of disabled people, to support people living with any kind of disability (visible or…

  • Working together to reduce health inequalities in Wales

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/working-together-to-reduce-health-inequalities-in-wales

    People’s Health Trust is excited to be joining forces with The Bevan Foundation to reduce health inequalities in Wales. The Bevan foundation is Wales' most influential thinktank, whose vision is…

  • 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…

  • Bboy mental health

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/bboy-mental-health

    Mental health is critical issue that many are facing across the country, with symptoms being exacerbated by the lockdown and distancing measures. On average, men with mental health conditions die…

  • Raising women's voices

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/raising-womens-voices

    The Trust works to support the foundations of good health, one important foundation being social connections (even while remaining physically distanced). Social isolation has been shown to have the same…

  • Report on COVID-19

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/report-on-covid-19

    Today we are publishing a report on the experiences of our funded partners in responding to Covid-19. Through speaking to these locally led projects over the past few months, we’ve…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Racism, inequality, crisis and action

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/racism-inequality-crisis-and-action

    Following the unjust death of George Floyd at the hands of police in America, a reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement is shining a light on systemic violence, racism, injustice and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Donate to People's Health Trust

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/donate-to-peoples-health-trust

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shocked and impacted us all. Yet it has also shown the power and importance of communities pulling together. In this difficult time, People’s Health Trust…

  • 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…

  • Delivering food locally

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

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create challenges for the Trust’s funded partners, in finding ways to stay connected and continue to support their local communities’ urgent needs. However, even more…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Let's Talk Holyhead

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/lets-talk-holyhead

    'Let's talk Holyhead' is a weekly group set up by local residents to help those who are struggling or have struggled with mental health issues. Let's Talk was conceived due…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • National Storytelling Week

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/national-storytelling-week

    National Storytelling Week runs from 1 February to 8 February and celebrates the art from of storytelling, from theatre and dance to books and oral history. People can be connected…

  • 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…

  • Mental health in January

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/mental-health-in-january

    This month, we’re highlighting how projects we fund are supporting the mental health of local residents. Many people find that January can really challenge their mental health. People living in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Crafty Fox Café and Hub

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/crafty-fox-café-and-hub

    Crafty Fox Café and Hub in Foxhole in Paignton, Devon provides a safe space for residents to build connections in their community. The project developed from a previous community hub…

  • 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…

  • Black History Month 2019

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

    October marks Black History Month in the UK, a celebration of the achievements and contributions of black people around the world. Inaugurated by Ghanaian-born activist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo in 1987, it…

  • Dance for change

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

    The Hip Hop into the Lights project, funded by the Trust, aims to enable local people to form stronger social links and improve life skills such as communication, self-confidence and…

  • 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…

  • Inspiring allotments

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/inspiring-allotments

    Studies have shown that on average, a 10 per cent increase in exposure to green space translates into five years of better health (The King’s Fund, 2013). People living in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lunch Positive club

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/lunch-positive-club

    Lunch Positive runs weekly lunch clubs enabling people to come together in a safe, friendly peer-led environment to share a meal, socialise and build supportive friendships.The lunch club in Brighton…

  • Supporting mental health

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/supporting-mental-health

    Each year, approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health issue (Mind, 2017). In recent years there has been a drive for more open conversations…

  • 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…

  • Black Health Initiative

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/black-health-initiative

    Black Health Initiative is a community engagement organisation that looks at inequalities within education, health and social care.Based in Leeds, they run the Love2Live project, funded by the Trust. Through…

  • 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…

  • Newham Chinese

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/newham-chinese

    For the last two years, Newham Chinese Association has provided a range of activities for Chinese elders, helping them feel more connected in the community. The project has welcomed Chinese…

  • Better Bretton

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/better-bretton

    Better Bretton is a group of residents who work together to improve local lives and bring the community together in Bretton. It's part of the Local People project in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Time for action

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

    Fourteen per cent of children aged ten to 12 are ‘often lonely’, according to the first ever figures on child loneliness. For the first time, the Office for National Statistics…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Government announces partnership with the Trust and fellow funders

    https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/stories/government-announces-partnership-with-the-trust-and-fellow-funders

    The Government has announced a partnership with People's Health Trust and fellow funders to better connect individuals across England. The partnership will see £20 million unlocked as part of the…

  • 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…

  • 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…