Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), the cross border health and social care partnership has secured EU INTERREG VA funding for the provision of 8 Health and Wellbeing Hubs within Northern Ireland (3 Hubs), Republic of Ireland (3 Hubs) and South West Scotland (2 Hubs).
By being rooted in local communities and working with and through existing organisations and initiatives, the CoH Sync project will strengthen capacity for improving health and wellbeing in participating communities. EU INTERREG VA funding is available for the development of a network of 8 Locality Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of RoI/NI and South West Scotland. These Hubs will be resourced with Health Facilitators who will support individuals and groups to become more active in improving their own health and wellbeing by making better use of existing resources within communities, thus building sustainable resilience through a community-asset based approach. Every community has a supply of assets (resources, skills and talents of individuals, groups, associations and organisations) that can be used to support individuals and the community.
The project wishes to reach those in disadvantaged communities within the eight identified geographical areas who are most at risk of poor health and who generally make less use of health improvement services. Without this support, many people living in more deprived areas and /or in more rural, isolated areas are unlikely to act on their own to make sustainable changes to their lifestyle.
The focus is on early intervention and prevention by reducing the impact of key risk factors in the development of Long Term Conditions.
The EU INTERREG VA ‘CoH-Sync Project seeks to appoint between one and eight external service provider(s) / partnership(s) to deliver this project in the eight geographical areas identified.