Support to Individuals, Families and Communities
The settings approach facilitates health promotion to focus on the broader determinants of health rather than simply addressing individual and/or population behavioural risk factors. Settings are major social structures that provide channels and mechanisms of influence for reaching defined population groups.
The approach is underpinned by key health values such as empowerment, public participation, equity and partnerships. Key features of a settings approach include:
- Building partnerships for change
- Developing personal competencies
- Implementing policies effectively
- Re-shaping environments
The Community setting supports policy work and early intervention in partnership with NHS services, local authorities, third sector organisations, communities and defined population groups, to reduce the health inequalities gap across the health board area.
The community setting supports work in the following areas including but not exhaustive:
- Health and Homelessness
- Community learning and development
- Gender based violence
- Criminal Justice
- Fire and health partnerships
- BBV Education, prevention and training
- Locality work with communities
Training can be offered to communities and professionals in a wide range of community topics as and when required, these will be developed in line with the needs of the interested parties.
Visit our training for more information.
Community Grant Scheme
Health promotion offer a small grants scheme to support health inequalities work across the health board area, which community groups and organisations can access throughout the year.
To apply or for further information, please download our Community Grant Application Form.
Community empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015
This new act came into force 1st April 2016 and places a greater emphasis on Community empowerment, community engagement and co-production (working with communities to achieve positive outcomes). These approaches are essential to improve health and social outcomes and reduce health inequalities. They ensure that all local people are heard and are able to influence decisions that affect them, giving people a sense of control which strengthens communities.
For more information on the Act visit: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/engage/CommEmpowerBill
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