Chapel St are creating a new project to operate alongside the Cassidy Medical Centre and Health Hub in Fulham. The ‘Happy Healthy Fulham’ initiative will be funded through a grant made through the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Reaching Communities’ committee.
The project’s aim is to improve health and wellbeing for the elderly, vulnerable adults, teenagers and young families. The project will also strive to boost access to and participation in health and community services that are available in the community.
A large aspect of the project will involve the creation of a telecare programme for elderly in the community. With feelings of loneliness and isolation being a common challenge for many elderly people, the telecare initiative will aim to provide social interaction and support.
The project will also focus on engaging with and supporting young mothers, connecting new parents with others in their community and providing mentoring and support in areas of parenting and family life.
Thanks to the National Lottery Grant, the project will be able to employ a new full time project director, a full time project worker and a part-time administrator. The project will also recruit and train a number of volunteers to deliver the project on an ongoing basis.
Russell Rook – CEO for Chapel St – said, ‘Through Chapel St’s healthcare work, we are committed to enhancing community health and well being. Being awarded this grant means that we can now undertake some really important work in engaging with the elderly, young parents and vulnerable people in Fulham. Whether it’s being able to give reassurance to an elderly person through our telecare programme, providing a new mum with support and advice through our mentoring intiative, or make people aware of the various health services that are available to them, this funding will go a long way in contributing to a happy, healthy Fulham. Thank you Big Lottery!’
The Cassidy Medical Centre and Health Hub is an NHS practice that provides full GP and extra health services in Fulham. It is delivered through a partnership of Chapel St and The Hurley Group. Chapel St work alongside the Health Hub to extend the reach of the practice more deeply in to community life.