Older Persons Neighbourhood Support (OPENS) FundSupport for local partners from the VCS sector to work collaboratively and put together an application for the OPENS fund.
Benefit of health promotion
Health promotion supports personal and social development and enables people to take more control over their own health. Providing information and screening are some examples of health promotion. Giving people access to relevant and accurate health information puts them in a better position to make healthier choices for prevention and self-management of conditions. Qualitative data shows that opportunistic and community-based screening opportunities can reach people who would not have accessed screening otherwise.
Ardwick and Longsight
Buzz Health and Wellbeing service
Manchester Bangladeshi Women's Organisation
Together Dementia Support
TLC St Luke
MCC – fund provider
This project aimed to work with the Age Friendly network in Ardwick and Longsight to ensure that the £89,180 available through the Older Persons Neighbourhood Support Fund was applied for with a project informed by local need.
This project brought together the strengths of 4 Voluntary Community Services organisations who are committed to working together to provide a strong and cohesive project. This partnership will be working alongside Manchester City Council to develop their vision further and successfully receive the OPENS fund available to this neighbourhood.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Supports self-care and self-management of conditions
Increases participation for groups who would not usually access
King’s Fund (2008) Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours
Health Foundation (2011) Evidence: Helping People Help Themselves
Institute for Public Policy Research (2020) Prevention in the Age of Information: Public Education for Better Health
Perry et al (2016) The NHS health check programme in England: a qualitative study Health Promotion International, 31 (1), 106-115
WHO (1986) The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
Yasmin Holgeth – Neighbourhood Health Worker. Age Friendly Team (central locality)
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"Working in partnership with buzz has greatly enhanced the positive impact we have on our community".
Rob Willis, Centre Partnership & Development Manager, Fallowfield Library & Community Resource Centre (The Place at Platt Lane)