People's Health Trust

Fantastic support from People's Health Trust for our Community Engagement project

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Scope’s Community Engagement project is generously funded by People’s Health Trust through its Local People Programme. The project gives disabled people the time and space to think about what issues matter to them in their own local community, and the opportunity to take action on them together. 
Our Coordinators facilitate the process of local engagement, through which the local issues most important to disabled people attending are identified. Groups are forming to take their ideas forwards and make change happen in their local area. 
We’re running these projects in five locations in England: West Norfolk, Southend, Thurrock, Brighton and Hove. At least thirty disabled people, parents of disabled children and unpaid carers in each of the five areas, aged between 12 to 65, will be involved in the programme. Each of the five local projects are supported with trained volunteers, a local Scope Coordinator, and a pot of funding. 
It is hoped that, through the programme, disabled people and their families will experience increased well-being, stronger social connections and have access to new opportunities that they might not otherwise have had.
The Local People programme also provides Scope with a great opportunity to learn about how best to embed community development into more ares of our work. We are already seeing that key local issues are pulling people together. Common emerging themes include: access, customer service, disability awareness, sports, family activities, and stress management for parents and carers.
People's Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each of the 51 society lotteries and makes grants using money raised by the society lotteries through The Health Lottery. 

We’re delighted to be working so closely in partnership with People’s Health Trust to support more disabled people to have the same opportunities as everyone else. 
If you would like to get in touch to find out more about the programme in your area please contact:

Southend and Thurrock: Mark Bromfield at

Brighton and Hove: Harriet Cavanagh at

West Norfolk: Hannah Townsend at