Growing community capacity

As people are increasingly choosing the ‘more than medical’ approach, using community support to improve their health and wellbeing, it is important that we give more support to it.   That is why Oldham is providing new funding streams to help support community groups and residents.

Social Action Fund

Loneliness is a real challenge in today’s society with ten percent of people of all ages in Oldham feelingsocially isolated.

That’s why we are investing £850k into up to four community initiatives which will look to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Thriving Communities are looking to fund projects which –

  • Support the reduction on the demand on primary and/or acute care
  • Be transformational either in the delivery approach or support system change within the VCFSE or with public or private sectors.
  • Be in line with the asset based approaches of the programme
  • Reduce social isolation or loneliness and meet one or more of the following Oldham cares priorities below
  • Reduce waiting times at A&E
  • Mental Health
  • Reduce in child obesity
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Maternity – patient choice
  • Improve out of hospital care

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