29. June 2012 14:29
A host of community projects have taken advantage of more than £200,000 funding from NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group to improve the quality of life for carers.
A total of 23 projects have been selected for funding that meet the requirements of the Group’s aim to improve the health and wellbeing of carers in the region.
Projects include a club to improve the employability prospects for black and minority ethnic people with mental health issues, a food and thought programme and a project to improve health support for people with cerebral palsy.
Doctor Phil Jennings, Chair of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, said the projects were all “extremely worthy causes” and he looked forward to witnessing their development.
Voluntary and community health organisations were invited to apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects which align with the CCG’s vision.
“I was delighted to see so many applications for funding,” said Dr Jennings. “It highlights how many voluntary and community organisations there are out there working hard to improve the lives and health of Wirral people and carers.”