Communities Improving Health

Social Model Of Health Training Workshop


Communities Improving Health Networking Event

The Communities Improving Health Networking Event was held on Wednesday 7th November 2018 in Antrim. The Networking event brought together all twelve groups currently on the Communities Improving Health pilot project. This successful event focussed on community development values, networking, asset mapping and groups shared best practice examples along with examples of health and wellbeing programmes and activities that they are completing as part of the Communities Improving Health project.

N.I.C.H.I. Model Groups 2018/19

Communities Improving Health is a pilot initiative being delivered by NICHI between April 2018 and March 2019. 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 Improving Health Pilot 2018/19:

North Antrim Community Network (N.AC.N)

-SOLAS Ballycastle

-Lotus NI

-Cushendall Men’s Shed

-Rasharkin Luncheon Club

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

-Queen’s Park Women’s Group

-Tildarg Community Group

-Randalstown Over 50’s Group

-Carrickfergus Men’s Shed

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

-Burnvale Resident’s Group

-Cookstown North Residents Group

-Bellaghy Women’s Group

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

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