Communities Improving Health

 

N.I.C.H.I. Model Groups 2017/18

Communities Improving Health is a pilot initiative being delivered by NICHI between September 2017 and March 2018. A small number of communities are being supported at a local level to address health and social wellbeing issues using a community development approach. This approach involves:

◾Consulting with the community to identify local needs, priorities, assets and aspirations in relation to health improvement
◾Developing these ideas into an outcome-focused action plan with a view to creating a healthier community
◾Implementing identified actions, building community capacity and developing partnerships
◾Monitoring and evaluating both process and outcomes, recording and sharing the learning from this approach

Communities involved in the 2017-18 pilot are:

North Antrim Community Network (N.A.C.N.)
-SOLAS Moyle

-Hope Centre, Ballymena

-Lotus NI

-Open Door Centre, Larne

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (C.W.S.A.N.)

– Harry Gregg Foundation, Coleraine
– Pomeroy residents Group
– Portstewart Men’s Shed
– Fair Hill Youth Club Maghera

South Antrim Community Network (S.A.C.N.)

-Growing Together, Carrickfergus

-SENSE NI, Carrickfergus

-Family Caring Centre, Antrim

-Ballyclare Men Shed, Ballyclare

Communities Improving Health is a pilot initiative being delivered by NICHI since October 2014 . A small number of communities are being supported at a local level to address health and social wellbeing issues using a community development approach. This approach involves:

  • Consulting with the community to identify local needs, priorities, assets and aspirations in relation to health improvement
  • Developing these ideas into an outcome-focussed action plan with a view to creating a healthier community
  • Implementing identified actions, building community capacity and developing partnerships
  • Monitoring and evaluating both process and outcomes, recording and sharing the learning from this approach

NICHI Model Group 2016-17

North Antrim Community Network (N.A.C.N)
– Cushendall Development Group

-Glenarm Pre-School
– Big Splash Festival, Portglenone
– Ballyvoy Losers Club

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (C.W.S.A.N.)

– Harry Gregg Foundation, Coleraine
– Pomeroy residents Group
– Portstewart Men’s Shed
– Fair Hill Youth Club Maghera

South Antrim Community Network (S.A.C.N.)

-Monkstown Boxing Club

-The Cithrah Foundation
– Rathfern Community Regeneration Group

-The Bridge Association