End of Project Reports should be sub­mit­ted online here.

Background

The Brad­ford Dis­trict and Craven Health and Well­be­ing Plan is clear about the changes required across our ‘place’ to deliv­er a sus­tain­able health, care and sup­port sys­tem.  This will require inte­gra­tion of a sig­nif­i­cant nature and a par­a­digm shift for the NHS towards pop­u­la­tion health improve­ment and not just pro­vi­sion of health ser­vices.  Trans­for­ma­tion has already start­ed with a vision for Hap­py Healthy at Home under­pinned by a range of pro­grammes of work designed to man­age ris­ing demand on ser­vices through dif­fer­ent approach­es.  The most sig­nif­i­cant area of trans­for­ma­tion is cul­ture, behav­iour and chang­ing mind­sets of ser­vice providers, com­mis­sion­ers and the peo­ple we serve. 

Well Wharfedale and Wharfedale Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ship have invest­ed non-recur­rent funds to sup­port and acti­vate a range of grass­roots com­mu­ni­ty activ­i­ties and ideas which will improve the health and well­be­ing of local peo­ple. The inten­tion is that the fund­ing will pro­mote the val­ues and prin­ci­ples of the Asset Based Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment (ABCD) approach which builds on the assets that are found in the com­mu­ni­ty and mobilis­es indi­vid­u­als, asso­ci­a­tions, and insti­tu­tions to come togeth­er to realise and devel­op their strengths.

ABCD is a set of val­ues and prin­ci­ples which:

  • Iden­ti­fies and makes vis­i­ble the health enhanc­ing assets in a community
  • Sees cit­i­zens and com­mu­ni­ties as the co-pro­duc­ers of health and well­be­ing, rather than the recip­i­ents of services
  • Pro­motes com­mu­ni­ty net­works, rela­tion­ships and friend­ships that can pro­vide car­ing, mutu­al help and empowerment
  • Iden­ti­fies what has the poten­tial to improve health and well-being
  • Sup­ports indi­vid­u­als’ health and well-being through self- esteem, cop­ing strate­gies, resilience skills, rela­tion­ships, friend­ships, knowl­edge and per­son­al resources
  • Empow­er com­mu­ni­ties to con­trol their futures and cre­ate tan­gi­ble resources such as ser­vices, funds and buildings

(Foot and Hop­kins 2010)

Project Description

There are a num­ber of trans­for­ma­tion pro­grammes which sup­port the asset based approach by pro­mot­ing the health, well­be­ing and inde­pen­dence of peo­ple by recog­nis­ing the strengths or assets that peo­ple bring. These are:

  • Self-care and prevention
  • Com­mu­ni­ty Partnerships
  • Pre­ven­tion and ear­ly help
  • Com­mu­ni­ty Led Sup­port – adult social care
  • Healthy Brad­ford

The exact approach required will vary from place to place, with some com­mu­ni­ties hav­ing a good under­stand­ing of assets and needs, where­as oth­er areas may need to devel­op this work. Com­mu­ni­ties and neigh­bour­hoods need to feel con­fi­dent that with this is the oppor­tu­ni­ty to improve things for local peo­ple and that they will have con­trol over poten­tial solu­tions. Fund­ing and sup­port will be avail­able to facil­i­tate the devel­op­ment of solu­tions with the aim of cre­at­ing sus­tain­able oppor­tu­ni­ties to improve health and well­be­ing.  The resources are avail­able for one year and there­fore can­not be spent on things requir­ing fund­ing going for­ward.  Devel­op­ments have to be self-sus­tain­ing by the com­mu­ni­ties or ser­vices themselves.

This mod­el will be an effec­tive way of reach­ing projects and small­er organ­i­sa­tions who can ben­e­fit from com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment work as well as strength­en­ing Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ships and leav­ing a lega­cy with­in com­mu­ni­ties. This pro­pos­al has been put togeth­er in con­junc­tion with Well Wharfedale and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven (AWC) Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group (CCG).

Application Process

There is a sim­ple appli­ca­tion process using a sim­ple and acces­si­ble form.

Com­mu­ni­ty Action Brad­ford & Dis­trict (CAB&D) have been fund­ed to pro­vide sup­port for any organ­i­sa­tions or groups of indi­vid­u­als who wish to apply for this fund­ing. For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Mary Hamil­ton at their Ilk­ley Office on 01943 603348, or via maryh@cabad.org.uk.

Appli­ca­tions will be assessed by a local deci­sion mak­ing pan­el which will be co-ordi­nat­ed by AWC CCG, and include rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Well Wharfedale, Wharfedale Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ship, and local ward officers/Councillors. The assess­ment will be based on how the group is plan­ning to meet­ing health and well­be­ing needs in their area using a com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment approach.

The aim of this project is to reach as many dif­fer­ent groups and com­mu­ni­ties as pos­si­ble. If more than one appli­ca­tion seeks to work with the same group of peo­ple in the same area, then pref­er­ence will be giv­en to the group con­sid­ered to have pro­posed the project which will deliv­er the best qual­i­ty results.

The dead­line for the sec­ond round of appli­ca­tions is Fri­day 20th Sep­tem­ber 2019 at 5pm.

Funding Available

Local com­mu­ni­ty groups will be able to apply for £250 — £500 to sup­port their own project to meet the health and well­be­ing needs with­in a spe­cif­ic area. Organ­i­sa­tions can apply for more than one grant if they have access to a num­ber of dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ty groups.  The key focus is for local com­mu­ni­ty groups to have an own­er­ship of the opportunity.

This fund­ing is for the Wharfedale area only (Ilk­ley, Sils­den, Bur­ley in Wharfedale & Addingham).

The project will run until the end of Feb­ru­ary 2020.

The fund­ing pot cur­rent­ly stands at £10,000 for this 6 month period.

Outcomes and Monitoring

Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to report the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion about those they reach with their activity:

  • How their project went
  • The num­ber of people
  • Their self-report­ed gender
  • Their self-report­ed age ranges (0–10, 11–18, 19–30, 31–50, 51–65, 65+)
  • Their self-report­ed evi­dence of improv­ing health and wellbeing
  • Case Stud­ies

They can be as cre­ative as they like, pro­vid­ing that the out­comes are clear­ly stat­ed e.g. pho­tos, video, include a report from the local media, write a report etc.

Suc­cess­ful organ­i­sa­tions are asked to pro­vide a progress update by Fri­day 20th Decem­ber 2019.
The dead­line for return­ing final eval­u­a­tions is Fri­day 6th March 2020.

End of Project Reports should be sub­mit­ted online here.

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