We want to make a real difference through the spaces we create and manage - for everyone who uses them, and for our community. Below you can see the charities and initiatives we have supported as part of our healthy communities grant programme and also our corporate partnerships.
From community garden programmes to youth centres supporting mental health and volunteer bereavement befriending, our Healthy Communities Grant Scheme for practices in our buildings has funded some incredible projects which are helping to improve health for your patients. Some are helping your patients on issues like loneliness and isolation. Others are helping your patients to live healthier lifestyles, or to cope with mental health pressures due to issues such as debt. Still others are delivering other social prescribing activities for your practice. Whatever the charity project, we love to hear your ideas.
Our 2019-20 callout for projects has just closed and we’ll be announcing the recipients in January.
With 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, we want our buildings to help you support them.
We’re looking at what primary care building design can do: in Gloucestershire, we’re building the country’s first standalone primary care centre to be accredited by experts for its cognitive-friendly approach through use of colours, light, space and flooring.
And our long-term partnership with Dementia UK has seen us donate more than £45,000 to the charity so that an Admiral Nurse can be at the end of the phone every Sunday for families in need. We’re also doing what we can to help increase awareness of Admiral Nursing in general practice.
Our Healthy Communities Scheme asks you to nominate the local projects and charities which make a difference to the health of your patients.
So far, we’ve distributed small grants to 28 projects which you tell us are helping with issues such as loneliness, anxiety, homelessness and ensuring patients can attend appointments – from dementia music groups to community transport schemes, and gardening projects to bereavement support.
We’re proud to support local charities and community groups in Warrington on their work to improve health. Every year, our team votes on nominated projects and this year we’re supporting Cheshire Community Foundation to help Homestart Warrington, Warrington Street Pastors and Newton Community centre’s 4-2-6 club. We’re also providing a grant to MedEquip4Kids to provide resources to help young people in Warrington experiencing mental health problems.