tackling health inequalities in Suffolk
Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association
Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association,
Suffolk
Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.

Projects funded using money raised by healthIntend

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,437,381

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES
Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
ActivLives Ipswich £43,314 This new two-year project builds on a pilot project to run gardening sessions for older people within Chantry Walled Garden in South West Ipswich.  It will enable older people who live with disabilities or affected by conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer's, brain injury or stroke, to get active in an outdoor community setting. It will provide opportunities to socialise with other local people, make friends, and share skills and ideas. The project will include some social events and community activities as well as regular gardening activities. 
Survivors in Transition Ipswich £24,581 This new two-year project will work to establish a range of peer support opportunities for adults who have experienced sexual abuse in the market town of Ipswich. It will educate the general public about the prevalence and effects of sexual abuse and support individuals to access services through the provision of a twice weekly peer support activity. It will address social isolation experienced by beneficiaries and encourage people to come together to talk about their experiences.
The Seagull Club Waveney £36,976 This new two-year project involves the renovation of the Seagull Hut in the coastal area of Pakefield, Lowestoft, to create a Men’s Shed to benefit local men of all ages. A Men’s Shed is a space where men can share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing, at their own pace. The aim of the project is to foster social interactions and friendships.
Ipswich Community Media CIC  Ipswich  £38,824 This new two year project aims to provide regular conversational English sessions for migrant communities living in Ipswich, as well as monthly engagement and activity sessions. There will also be cultural events that bring different groups together and gain greater understanding of one another. The intention is to develop friendship and support groups, whilst building language skills and local knowledge. 
The Phoenix Project   Ipswich  £35,272 This new one year project will deliver weekly sessions for people aged 18 and older with experience of mental health issues living in Ipswich. The participants will receive media training and be supported to produce a radio programme on local community radio that explores issues related to mental health and offers them the chance to share their experience with the local community. 
Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association Ipswich £23,716 This new one year project builds on existing work of the organisation, and aims to deliver additional support sessions and English language sessions for members of the Chinese migrant community living in central Ipswich. The group will create two new activity sessions, a weekly English Language class for people of all ages and abilities and a monthly outreach activity session for isolated older people in the Chinese community. It will also add additional hours to existing support and activity sessions that it currently runs. The group hope to build the skills and confidence of this community of interest in a relaxed and sociable environment. 
Out Loud Music Community Interest Company Ipswich £35,390 This two year project builds on an existing idea which has run for three years. The project will deliver a weekly multimedia workshop in term–time and a week long summer holiday ‘music and media camp’ for disadvantaged young people in Westgate ward, Ipswich. Workshops will include music making, radio, and creating content for an online TV channel to showcase work. 
Out Loud Music Community Interest Company Ipswich and Felixstowe £35,390 This two year project builds on an existing iPad based music workshop run for young people with additional needs in Ipswich and Felixstowe. The project will deliver a weekly multimedia workshop in term–time and a weeklong ‘summer mashup’ each year, and aims to give participants a voice and the opportunity to connect with the community. Workshops will be focussed on music, an internet radio show and an online TV channel.
River of Life Community Church Haverhill £50,000 This new two year project will refurbish Chalkstone Community Centre and develop it into a community hub from which activities can be set up as the local residents of Haverhill identify them. The community centre will include a community café and will also set up a parents and toddlers group, a support group for individuals with unseen illnesses (e.g. depression) and their families and a ladies’ self-esteem course. The project will be based in Haverhill, a market town in south-west Suffolk.  
The Voice cLoud Waveney   £30,577 This new two year singing-for-wellbeing project aims to celebrate the history and cultural heritage of music from the Waveney and Suffolk coast. Focusing on maritime music and folk songs, local people (young, older, those with mental health issues, vulnerable adults, among others) from Waveney will learn songs and sing together. 

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association Suffolk £8,042 To combat obesity and health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes through ballroom and traditional Chinese dancing to get people active.
Ipsum YP Suffolk £9,080 Provide hula hoop workshops for youngsters living in lower socio-economic conditions in Suffolk in celebration of the London Olympics 2012.

LOCAL CONVERSATIONS
A programme which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose

Community Action Suffolk

Ipswich and Lowestoft £955,057

Residents of the wards of Gainsborough (Ipswich), Haverhill South and Kirkley (Lowestoft) have each formed a “People’s Forum” to identify common concerns, strengths and opportunities within their neighbourhoods. They will be working with Community Action Suffolk to support their respective communities to access this funding and take local action.

To read more about this Local Conversation click here. 

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 1
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Alzheimer's Society   £20,611 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected and help them maintain their independence and well-being.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Youth Sport Trust   £43,750 Support sports in schools and ensure health education is embedded into club activities and act as a catalyst to promote the wider health agenda in schools.
 
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