Demonstrating the Impact of Community Action

What Makes Us Feel Good – BHP Programme

In Humber, Coast and Vale we have launched a programme to bring together health leaders, local community groups and the organisations that support them to explore how we can work better to support people to keep well. The programme, known as “What Makes You Feel Good”, is supported by Social Enterprise UK and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) as part of their Building Health Partnerships Programme.

The group first came together in September to identify priorities and plan the project. Since then a core group of volunteers has been working together to develop the project. Over the next 6 months we will be exploring local efforts to improve health and wellbeing. Specifically, the project will focus on demonstrating and communicating the value of non-medical interventions (i.e. community-based activities and projects) in improving the health and wellbeing of our local populations.

Working with three examples of volunteer and community-led groups from across Humber, Coast and Vale, we will look at:

  • Demonstrating benefit
  • Measuring impact
  • Communicating value

If you would like to get involved in the programme, please sign up to attend our next stakeholder event where we will be introduced to the three local projects that we will be exploring. We will work together to identify the outcomes that are important to the different partners across the STP and develop action plans for demonstrating the benefit of local groups against those outcomes.

Please sign up here to attend.

Stephen STP

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