News! Cabinet To Discuss Health And Community Funding

Proposals to invest over £2 million pounds in health and wellbeing are to be considered by our Cabinet next week.

Cabinet members will consider proposals to allocate £2.2m from the Public Health Prevention Fund for investment in prevention programmes until 2018 at a meeting on Tuesday September 20.

Preventative work covers a wide range of issues aimed at improving the health of the county's residents.

The key priority areas for investment are projects supporting independence and quality of life in older people, promoting mental and emotional wellbeing in adults and children, and tackling wider health issues focusing on housing, food poverty, healthy eating, employment and workplace health.

The investment is part of a grant that we receive from the Department of Health. This one-off funding is aimed at helping projects to be become self-sustaining in the future. 

This programme of work will ensure we meet our Public Health responsibility to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of Derbyshire residents as well as supporting the local NHS and social care services.

The prevention funding is a one-off, non recurrent funding and will support initiatives and projects including:

  • Mental health training
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Health workplaces
  • Compassionate communities
  • The parent/infant mental health project
  • Healthy home project
  • Family CAB services
  • Raising aspirations
  • Food bank plus
  • Employment and health project
  • Online mental health support

Cabinet members also consider a further £752,137 of funding to support community and voluntary sector (CVS) organisations.

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