Communities Improving Health

 

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