The Help yourself to health project run by LiveWell Sutton has been nominated for the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) - which celebrates the delivery of outstanding patient experience by staff involved in providing health services.
The project is funded by Sutton CCG and is aimed at Polish, Urdu and Tamil speaking communities in the borough to help local people access health improvement services, and educate people about what is available locally in Sutton.
HRCH health advisors run the health improvement project in those languages – for example, attending Polish Saturday schools and targeting general community groups to deliver the six week course, providing advice and guidance around their health and the effects of smoking.
Cat Barnes, project coordinator, says: “Our Help yourself to health project is important because it reaches members of the community who are unsure what’s available to them locally. It’s being delivered in their language so it’s relaxing and it’s done in their own communities.”
The LiveWell Sutton team will attend the event on 21 March 2017 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.