Peoples Health Trust partnership
Scope's community engagement project empowers groups of disabled people to take action and drive change in their local communities. The project is funded by People's Health Trust.
How it works
The groups are made up of at least 30 disabled people, parents of disabled children and unpaid carers. Each group has a pot of money and is supported by trained volunteers and a local Scope co-ordinator. The co-ordinator facilitates discussion to identify local issues which are important to the group.
We are running community engagement groups in:
- Brighton and Hove
- Thurrock and Southend
- West Norfolk
Information about the community engagement programme for users
Why we're doing it
We hope people taking part will:
- improve their well-being
- make stronger social connections
- access new opportunities.
The project helps Scope:
- learn how to embed community development into more areas of our work
- find out which local issues matter to our customers.
Common themes we've seen so far include:
- customer service
- disability awareness
- family activities
- stress management for parents and carers.
About People's Health Trust
People's Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Britain. It makes grants using money raised through The Health Lottery.