Hackney CVS Launch of Peer Support Grants

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Launch of Peer Support Grants 

Hackney CVS is delighted to launch the Peer Support for Long-Term Conditions Grants Programme. This is a small grants programme whereby charities and community organisations who work with Hackney residents can apply for up to £4,000 to deliver activities and develop peer support networks to support people who have long term health conditions to manage their condition better.

The programme is funded by City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and there is a total of

  • £70,000 available for these grants for the period October 2016 – September 2017.
  • There will be 2 grant rounds. Round 1 launches in October 2016. Round 2 will be launched in January 2017.

An additional £10,000 is available, to meet the access needs of participants once they have been recruited. This is to ensure everyone, can be supported to attend sessions.

What are we hoping to achieve?

There are approximately 75,000 people living with a long-term condition in City and Hackney. People living with conditions such as diabetes, sickle cell disease, heart failure, renal disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can experience a reduced quality of life, social isolation, health problems and premature mortality.

Nationally managing long-term conditions, which can be controlled by medication or other therapy but not cured, accounts for almost 70% of the NHS hospital and primary care budget. These costs are set to increase due to an ageing population and rising levels of obesity and inactivity.

Hackney CVS will work with the CCG to evaluate the findings and to establish how such services could be delivered in the future.

Hackney CVS will be running ‘How to Apply’ sessions to support groups to make applications to the grants programme.

These will be held at Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ

Booking is essential through: jane@hcvs.org.uk

 

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