Theme 1: inclusion, health and wellbeing

This theme is divided into five funding schemes which are summarised below.

Scheme 1A: children, young people and families         

Priorities:

  1. Increase access to youth services
  2. Provision of Early Help support to families
  3. Support for young carers

Scheme 1B: older people  

Priority:

  1. Ageing well and reducing social isolation

In this priority we are looking in particular to:

a)    Encourage people over 50 to feel a greater connection to their community and they are able to continue making a positive contribution to their communities;

b)    Support Tower Hamlets becoming a recognised dementia-friendly community;

c)    Increase the number of older people with dementia who ‘live well’ ;

d)    Reduce the number of older people who feel lonely;

e)    Encourage more older people to access services that provide support in their local neighbourhoods;

f)     Increase engagement in meaningful relationships in care homes;

g)    Increased meaningful intergenerational contact

h)    Provision of physical and health-promotion activities for older people 

1C:  Access, information and self-management 

Priority:

  1. Residents better informed/equipped to manage health conditions

In this priority we are looking in particular to;

a)  Improve personal management of conditions;

b)  Improve knowledge, skills and confidence to manage personal health and care;

c)  Improve physical functioning and ability to self-care;

d)    Improve quality of life.

Scheme 1D: Healthy living and healthy choices       

Priorities:

  1. Residents better informed to make healthier choices. In this priority we are looking in particular to:
    a)    Increase engagement with community farms and community projects;
    b)    Make a positive impact on health and wellbeing through sports, culture and leisure activity;
    c)    Reduce social isolation through sports, culture and leisure activity
  2. Increased engagement in physical activity. In this priority we are looking in particular to:
    a)    Increase physical activity in the under-represented groups and improving health outcomes;
    b)    Increase the proportion of children and young people that achieve the weekly minimum level of physical activity and develop an active lifestyle as a habit;
    c)    Improve the sport and physical activity sector delivery interventions that meet the needs of local residents;
    d)    Improve cohesion through participation in sport and physical activity;
    e)    Improve mental health and reduce social isolation through participation in sport and physical activity;
    f)     Improve the quality of the local physical activity and sport offer, offering opportunities for participation for the inactive and less active across a wide variety of disciplines.

Scheme 1E:  Improved inclusion, health and well-being outcomes for disabled people and people experiencing mental health issues  

Priorities:

  1. Improved health outcomes for disabled people. In this priority we are looking to support activities which will help adults with complex needs have better health outcomes and activities which will improve the life expectancy for people with learning disability.
  2. People experiencing mental health issues are better supported. In this priority we are looking in particular to:
    a)    Increase the number of residents experiencing mental health difficulties being supported by a peer;
    b)    Increase self-referrals to relevant support services, and
    c)    Better inform residents where to access help in a crisis.

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