Projects we support
NHS Salford CCG works in partnership with a number of organisations, social enterprises and charities across Salford on projects that have a beneficial impact on the health and wellbeing on the residents of Salford. Below you can read more about these projects:
Start Reaching Out
Start in Salford, a third sector organisation based on Broad Street in Salford, offers creative arts, crafts and gardening classes to help vulnerable people from all walks of life to improve their skills and gain confidence. Historically, services in Salford have found it difficult to reach the city’s black and minority ethnic (BME) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.
Now thanks to funding from NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation is offering a 12 week programme of arts and crafts classes called ‘Start Reaching Out’, aimed specifically at the BME and LGBT communities and held directly within the comfort of their own communities.
Read more here.
CAN-Move Salford is a collaboration between the CCG and Salford Community Leisure, which introduces physical activity into the recovery of cancer patients and enables them to apply this into their long-term lifestyle moving forward. The project was initially introduced for those Salford residents being treated for breast, bowel and prostate cancer at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
However, from April 2016, this will be extended to all residents, who are registered with a Salford GP and have had treatment for any type of cancer at any local hospital.
Read more about Can-MOVE Salford here.
Salford Dadz was established in the Little Hulton area of Salford in 2013 to find new ways of improving the wellbeing of disadvantaged fathers and to help discover whether by improving their own health and wellbeing, that this would have a positive impact on their children. Following the group’s initial formation in 2013, a 12 month pilot funded by NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Innovation Fund via local social enterprise, Unlimited Potential followed throughout 2014 and 2015, which led to the group growing and developing.
This unique support network model has now proved so succesful that Unlimited Potential are looking at replicating the model in Winton under the moniker 'Dadly Does It'.
Read more about their success here.
BASIC: Virtual Adventures
BASIC, a specialist brain injury charity based on Eccles New Road, have installed a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN). This virtual reality system puts people at the helm of life-size interactive games and activities, exposing them to environments that are physically challenging without putting them in any real danger. Using CAREN, BASIC has now launched a 12 month pilot called Virtual Adventures thanks to over £23,000 of funding from Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The pilot is focussing on 30 Salford residents living with mild/moderate dementia, with the aim being to help them both physically and mentally, and the long-term goal of proving whether people living with the condition can benefit from virtual reality.
Read more about Virtual Adventures here.
St Charles Roman Catholic Primary School
Schoolchildren at St Charles Roman Catholic Primary School in Swinton are keeping fit and healthy with a range of extra after-school PE classes thanks to funding from the CCG.
The pupils are embracing zumba, gymnastics, dance and a number of new classes added to their existing range of physical education based classes, meaning that up to an additional 90 pupils a week are now able to make the most of these extra facilities. The new clubs are open to all pupils in the school, from nursery to year six. As a result of attending the clubs, pupils are now working towards gymnastic awards and have performed in dance displays.
Read more about the afterschool classes here.
Clarendon Road Primary School
Clarendon Road Primary School has come up with a new way of awarding pupils, called the ‘Spirit of the School’. The initiative was recently introduced as a means of rewarding pupils, with each pupil credited in a number of principles – determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and team work, as set out in the Sainsbury’s Sports Awards; as a moral teaching for all children to adhere to.
The provision and materials required for this initiative at Clarendon Road Primary School were made possible thanks to funding provided by the CCG via our Salford Community and Voluntary Services ‘Primary Schools Health Fund (Universal)’.
Read more here.