Generous donations to NHS Charities Together have helped the Tayside Health Fund Community Partnership Grants award £111,045 to organisations across the region.
NHS Charities Together (NHS CT) launched the programme in September 2020 in recognition of the vital work that voluntary and community groups do to support the work of the health service.
The third sector has helped the NHS by supporting the health of communities affected by Covid-19 and the funding seeks to support effective partnerships between the two sectors.
The Flourshing Well Holistic Well-being charity provides therapies and workshops for the relief of those in need by due to ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
It also provides access to appropriate care, treatment, holistic health care, and well-being activities which help them to improve and maintain their physical and mental health.
Lorna Camerson, holistic health practitioner, said: "This vital funding will help us to continue delivering much-needed one to one holistic therapies and group well-being workshops. Our valuable services have been alleviating isolation, providing robust, transformative strategies that help empower people with physical and mental health conditions, enabling them to flourish in all areas of their lives."
Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) also received funding for its KOMP system, which improves social contact and mental well-being for vulnerable people with cognitive impairment. A simple one-button computer placed in a vulnerable person’s home enables friends, family and professionals to call and have a one-to-one visual conversation via a mobile phone app, reducing social isolation and loneliness.
Jillian Galloway, head of health and community care services, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded funding to enable vulnerable people to benefit from KOMP, which will help people to stay connected with others. Now more than ever it's so important that we maximise opportunities to support mental health and well-being.”
Emma-Jane Wells, Tayside Health Fund chair, added: “I am delighted that Tayside Health Fund, through our partnership with NHS Charities Together is able to support these wellbeing initiatives. All projects will provide much-needed support to communities which will help ease pressures on the NHS at this challenging time.”