Connect Well Hull is the new ‘social prescribing’ service for people who live in Hull or are registered with a GP (doctor) in Hull. The service is delivered in partnership by Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding and North Bank Forum. It helps people to access support and guidance on a range of issues, including linking people with community services and advice on money, benefits or housing problems.
The programme was commissioned by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council. In addition to providing advice and support, the service will help to identify gaps in services across the city.
To help address these gaps, commissioners are making a further investment in health and wellbeing outcomes through a targeted grant fund over the next three years.
The first round will focus on projects, activities and services that help to address the need for early intervention and prevention, particularly those that:
- Keep people fitter, healthier and independent
- Encourage self-help for individuals
- Reduce the pressure on GP practices
- Reduce visits to accident and emergency departments
- Delay the need for residential care and hospital admissions
- Help organisations to work in partnership to deliver bigger and better services.
The deadline for the first round is 9am on Monday the 22nd of January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £40,000 are available.
Support is available for all organisations who need help in completing the application form or who wish to discuss their ideas – please contact:
Jane Thompson, Grants Officer, Tel: 01482 499030, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please see the accompanying guidance document below, which contains information about who is eligible to apply
The application form is here, and support will be available from the 2nd of January.
Applications will be assessed by a panel that includes representatives from NHS Hull CCG and Hull City Council.