Health and Care
Creative English for Health stories of impact: “I like it because it helps my life”
Creative English for Health has been delivered over the past year in Birmingham, funded by Birmingham City Council. We are looking forward to the imminent publication of the final evaluation report on the first year of delivery, which will show the progression against all 16 […]
Quarterly Roundup: Our year to date
The last couple of months have been busy for the FaithAction team. Here’s some highlights from some of the events we’ve had the pleasure to be a part of since January. Tackling inequalities through faith and community partnership workshop In January, we joined together with […]
Celebrating the Faith Health Action Partnership
Around 50 attendees gathered in Christ Apostolic Church in Tower Hamlets last week to celebrate the achievements of the Faith Health Action Partnership project (FHAP). The FHAP project was funded by the Public Health team at Tower Hamlets Council, led and coordinated by FaithAction, and […]
Reflecting on#FaithinPartnership Week
As we start the New Year, we are taking time to reflect upon some of our work in 2022. September was a particularly exciting month for the FaithAction team, as we launched #FaithinPartnership Week – a new initiative bringing together faith leaders, community representatives and […]
Faith, Health and Community Action in Tower Hamlets
As part of their COVID-19 recovery plan, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council decided to look to faith groups as delivery partners to improve health outcomes across the borough. As trusted partners through our work with the Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum, the borough’s […]
Creative English for Health – FaithAction Begins New Programme in Birmingham
FaithAction have recently been awarded funding by Birmingham City Council to deliver our community-based ESOL programme, Creative English, with places of worship, faith-based and community organisations within Birmingham. Designed through Dr Anne Smith’s PhD research into belonging, Creative English carries the tagline ‘laugh your way […]
Integrated Care Systems, what’s the plan?
When it was published in 2019, the NHS Long Term Plan set the pathway for a transformation in the way that health and social care is delivered. As part of the changes, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to the roll out of Integrated Care […]
As we continue to deliver our local Healthwatch service, have you spoken with yours?
All over the country, local Healthwatch services provide a strong voice for all age groups in the community including children, young people and families within a national Healthwatch framework. FaithAction has delivered the Healthwatch service in Barking and Dagenham for the last 5 years. We […]
The Disparaties White Paper: have you spoken to us?
Trying to influence government policy is not very glamorous. And sometimes, it can feel like an awful lot of work for little reward—at the end of the day, there’s nothing you can point to and say, “Look, we did that!”. In our years of working […]
Resilience, Trauma, and Pastoral Recovery: Why we commissioned this paper
Today, we launch our new report—Resilience, Trauma, and Pastoral Recovery—in partnership with the Guild of Health and St Raphael. Revd Dr Gillian Straine, CEO of The Guild of Health and St. Raphael and originator of The Healthy Healing Hub project gives us some background on […]