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Health Promotion Voluntary Sector Grant Scheme 2002-2004
Jane Hutt, Minister for Health & Social Services
- I am pleased to be able to announce today the successful applications for project funding for 2002 to 2004 from the Health Promotion Voluntary Sector Grant Scheme.
- As the Health and Social Services Committee will see tomorrow in the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report, the voluntary sector plays a significant role in the drive for improved population health and in diminishing health inequalities and there is growing recognition of the value and importance of its contribution. There are over 4000 voluntary organisations in Wales whose work relates to health and social care issues and I’m pleased to say that partnership working with and within the voluntary sector is increasing.
- Increasingly, communities are the prime focus of action to promote health and well being. The voluntary sector is ideally placed to help communities identify and address their own health needs, and to provide access to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society.
- The Health Promotion Voluntary Sector Grant Scheme exists to strengthen national health promotion work in Wales. Grants are offered to national voluntary organisations that can contribute to general health promotion and complement the national work of the Welsh Assembly Government. The grants are payable under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.
- Following a review of the scheme last year, I accepted a recommendation that for the next round of projects, voluntary organisations should be encouraged to work in partnership with each other and with other agencies. This should help to strengthen collaborative working, the sharing of expertise and networking.
- The themes for 2002-2004 are older people; hard to reach groups; strengthening community networks and accident prevention and injury control.
- Competition was particularly tough this year. A total of thirty-four applications were received from national voluntary organisations, of which eight were successful. All fulfil the criteria agreed in the review process and some projects address more than one of this year’s themes.
- The successful projects that I am announcing today will operate between April 2002 and March 2004 and will each receive a portion of the four hundred thousand pounds that is available over the next two years.
- The successful organisations and their projects are:
- Child Safe Wales – a grant of £68,000 for a programme of work that includes a child accident and injury prevention project, which will introduce a home safety risk assessment and risk reduction programme to high need communities in Wales.
- British Red Cross – a grant of £55,000 for a volunteer mentor scheme for refugees. This project will work with newly arrived refugees to build and extend their capacity to promote their own health and well being through various organised activities.
- Church Army – £55, 000 for a project called ‘Health RAAPS’ that engages young people in identifying barriers to health and factors that lead to self-harm. They will be encouraged to develop peer group support structures and dissemination networks for those working with young people.
- Care and Repair Cymru – £ 26,000 for a project which aims to develop joint working between health professionals, housing and social care workers by raising awareness of the connections between poor housing, poor health and accidents in the home.
- BTCV Cymru – £85, 000 for a project to promote the use of ‘Green Gyms’. The aim is to help improve the health of deprived communities in a sustainable way by encouraging physical activity through involvement in conservation projects.
- CRUSE Bereavement Care Cymru - £43, 000 for a Bereavement Service Portal Project. This project will aim to increase awareness among health and social care providers and consumers and to improve access to support in bereavement, thus helping to avert mental ill health and social dysfunction associated with unsupported grief.
- Voices from Care – £33, 000 for a peer-led health promotion project for looked after young people and those leaving care. This project aims to improve access to health information for these young people and to help ensure that their needs are addressed in other health and social care initiatives.
- Children in Wales – £ 33,000 for a project that aims to improve the health of looked after children and young people leaving care by improving professional practice to ensure that the young people are enabled to achieve their full health potential. This project is aimed at professionals working with these young people.
- The last two organisations I have mentioned, Voices from Care and Children in Wales will be working closely together and their projects have been designed to complement each other.
- In conclusion, all of these projects demonstrate both partnership and joining up for better health. Partnership between the Assembly Government and the voluntary sector as we work with these organisations to ensure that each project achieves its objectives and receives support. Partnership too between these organisations and other agencies.
- They also demonstrate the commitment of organisations both within and outside of the health and social care field to joining up across sectors to work for better health and well being for the people of Wales.