NEWCASTLE Hospitals Charity has announced that it has received £ 1.5 million in new funding from NHS Charities Together.
Newcastle Hospitals Charity successfully directed funding for the NHS Charities Together Community Partnerships Covid-19 Response grant program on behalf of the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Integrated Care System (ICS).
The charity has received the maximum grant of £ 1,567,845 for eight two-year community partnership projects run by a range of partners from the NHS, community organizations and the charity sector.
The funded projects help combat health inequalities, improve people’s mental health and well-being, and offer technical support to people who are disproportionately affected by the direct and indirect effects of Covid-19.
Teri Bayliss, Newcastle Hospitals Charity’s Director of Charities, welcomed the funding, saying:
“This will have a huge impact on the North East and Cumbria, our charity and our project partners.
“The grant supports our primary goal of tackling health inequalities and creating healthier communities through location-based partnerships that can make a real difference to individuals and families in our region.
“The past 18 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, and many people across the country have shown their support for the NHS and the health community through inspiring fundraising initiatives and donations.
“We all know the grace and determination of Captain Sir Tom Moore, who inspired many by raising millions for the NHS by strolling around his garden.
“It is the kindness, generosity of spirit and the collective effort of people of all ages and abilities that have enabled NHS Charities Together to fund vital health and welfare projects in communities across the country. We are very grateful.”
The funded projects are:
- Barnardo’s offers a youth-led mental health and wellbeing program with a special focus on self-harm and suicide prevention in Northern Cumbria.
- A Coping with Cancer North East Outreach program supports people across the region who are diagnosed with cancer and their families.
- Family Action provides additional therapeutic support to young caregivers in County Durham.
- Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind’s Rooted in Nature project is designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in the most deprived areas of Middlesbrough.
- The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Child Health and Wellbeing Network offers four powerful programs that will deliver significant positive outcomes for children and adolescents in the area, including the Train the Trainer project in mental health first aid.
- North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group in support of their Let’s Talk Bereavement project to encourage more conversations about death and grief by providing training courses in North Cumbria.
- Wearside Women in Need, a frontline therapeutic service in Middlesbrough and Wearside that addresses health inequalities for women.
- Your Voice Counts, a project to develop a consistent and equitable model of support for people with learning disabilities and autism in the North Tyne and Gateshead Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) area.
Newcastle Hospitals Charity runs the sponsorship program and works with the County Durham Community Foundation and the Cumbria Community Foundation.