Health and Care
Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham Wins Prestigious National Award
As one of FaithAction’s local projects, Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham works within FaithAction’s home borough as a health and social care champion, feeding local voices through to local NHS leaders and other decision makers. The team are very proud to have won an award at […]
How can faith groups help reduce inequalities in pregnancy?
In December 2020, the UK was in the grip of another COVID-19 wave. There was the announcement that a new variant of the virus had been found in the UK, infections rates were climbing, and plenty of questions were being asked about the viability of […]
Inter Faith Week 2021 – Seher’s Story
As we celebrate Inter Faith Week, and the vital contribuition that faith plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable in society, the team here at FaithAction have spoken to Seher Sheikh, founder of the Greater Manchester South Asian Women Out of Hours Support and […]
I don’t care what you do—just do something!
I am perched on the edge of a cream leather sofa which has been rapidly cleared of freshly-ironed clothing. There is a bustle of activity going on as my wife and I relent and agree to a cup of tea. I don’t really want a […]
Join the Health and Wellbeing Collective today!
This week we are excited to announce a new initiative: the Health and Wellbeing Collective. It’s your opportunity to join a group of like-minded organisations to feed into health and care policy.
World Mental Health Day 2021—What’s your part to play?
Did you know that this summer only 62% of adults felt they were able to cope well with the stress of the pandemic? For people with pre-existing mental health conditions, this numbers falls to only a third. More worryingly, Mind reports that 68% of young […]
Sajid Javid—What now for the new Health and Social Care Secretary?
The arrival of Sajid Javid as the new Health and Social Care Secretary could signal a new opportunity for the government’s approach to health inequalities. At a Parliamentary event celebrating Creative English, Mr. Javid recalled attending doctor’s appointments as a child to interpret for his […]
Tackling loneliness together this #LonelinessAwarenessWeek
It’s Loneliness Awareness Week in the UK, and we’re keen to hear from you: what does loneliness mean to you and your organisation? How have you been tackling loneliness this past year? What challenges do you see in the weeks and months ahead? The background: […]
Share your story with local Healthwatch
We have all accessed health or social care services at some point in our lives. Some of us have received good care, and others, not so good. What do you do when you receive an excellent service? What do you do when you receive care […]
Do you have five minutes? Take our Five-in-Five survey!
Recently, the FaithAction team met to take stock and think about our direction of travel for the next few years. We pondered the impact of the pandemic on our normal work – how, in so many ways, 2020 did not unfold as expected. There were […]