Links to health and social inequalities are well known when working in communities, so TDC prioritises work on Health and Wellbeing within the projects we support in our neighbourhoods and one-off projects.
The focus on health, wellbeing and resilience combined with a commitment to collaborative working is central to all of TDC’s community development work across Brighton & Hove, Sussex and beyond. Our health work includes a BME mental health and wellbeing project, a role promoting the take up of GP health checks, a Department of Health volunteering project and the facilitation of Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Staff Seminars in High Weald Lewes and Havens. These provide extensive opportunities for TDC, CCG and other health services to link, reflect and plan together in offering services and support that take account of the diverse communities across Brighton and Hove
To see an in depth report on Health and Wellbeing in the local area please go to Tarner Health & Wellbeing Study
Building strong, healthy, inclusive communities across Sussex
- reducing obesity and improving nutrition of those living on a reduced budget – supporting Food Banks, community gardens and cookery classes
- improving people’s wellbeing, sense of place and community – green spaces, Craven Woods and parks
- improving wellbeing through reducing isolation, – working with BME communities and older people
- maintaining independence and keeping active– working with older people, disabilities and dementia: strolling, allotments, activities and outings
- improving health awareness and health checks – outreach to improve health checks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia, amongst 40-75 year olds
- supporting young people’s physical and mental health – working with young people through dance; summer playschemes; sports hub; bike club and Wild Park events
- increasing grassroots activity around health and wellbeing through the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund
- linking communities and providers city wide to improve access to services – working with services, PPGs
A Dementia Friendly Guide for Community Groups and Organisations
We have developed a Dementia Friendly Toolkit with community groups and organisations. Click here to download the guide and read more about the project.