Improving the health of the poorest residents and communities in Leeds the fastest is a key part of Leeds Community Foundation’s (LCF) vision to promote a City of Opportunity for All and LCF aims to achieve this through working with partners to create positive change with the communities that need it most.
LCF has led this important NHS Leeds CCG funded programme, which has grown the capacity of the Third Sector and clearly demonstrated the impact Third Sector groups have on the health of local people and communities in Leeds.
A number of these fantastic projects have continued, many with further funding from a number of sources – including the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Partnership’s Harnessing the Power of Communities funding and Neighbourhood Networks – and that the learning from this programme is been shared across the region.
LCF is very pleased to now share the Leeds Third Sector Heath Grants Programme 2016-18 Evaluation Update 2019 Report with you, produced in partnership with Real-Improvement, which updates and concludes the Leeds Third Sector Health Grant programme.
This report is a clear testimony to the important role Third Sector groups have in working effectively, creatively and flexibly with the local communities they serve and know so well in order to improve health and wellbeing, prevent ill health and support and empower local people to live fulfilling healthier lives, ensuring Leeds is compassionate city for all.
Both the initial report and the recent update report can be downloaded from the LCF website here
Leeds Community Foundation will continue to bring funding and support for the Third Sector to address health inequalities in our city to deliver impactful, local solutions.
While they are realistic about the significant challenges that lie ahead, Leeds’ vibrant and proactive Third Sector is well placed to maximise the impact it can have on the health and wellbeing of local residents, especially through to social prescribing and Local Care Partnerships.
LCF look forward to partnering with you on the journey ahead and addressing the recommendations of the reports, and would be very interested in arranging a meeting with you to discuss how best to take this forward with your organisation.