Investing in our communities

By working in partnership and seizing every opportunity, we can make a huge impact and help create sustainable and resilient communities.

We know that healthier communities are stronger communities

Supporting our customers is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to creating place based, community centred programmes which promote health equity and contribute to the resilient communities’ agenda.

We are proud to be to driving economic and social growth and building on the unique strengths of our neighbourhoods. We do this by investing in emergency help to get households through hard times, developing long-term programmes to match local people to training and job opportunities and tackling the wider determinants of health to improve wellbeing and create stronger communities.

Building resilience

Our social prescribing service aims to sustain tenancies and reduce pressures on health and social care services by tackling health inequalities and building resilience.

The team works with some of the most deprived communities who face the worst health outcomes, helping customers lead happy and healthy lives.

The service has been independently evaluated by HACT (the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust).

Unlocking social value

We aim to make a positive difference to customers and communities through all our work. We unlock as much social value as we can to tackle the inequalities in our operating area and enhance the long-term wellbeing and resilience of individuals.

Breaking down barriers

We work with unemployed residents from some of the most deprived communities in Walsall, offering them steps into jobs and training that help to reduce health inequalities and build more resilient communities.

Our  pre-employment course Work4Health  aims to give participants the knowledge, skills, and expertise to apply for a range of NHS positions. Run in conjunction with Walsall NHS Healthcare Trust, Walsall College and the DWP the award winning programme is tackling and solving some of the barriers that people may face when applying for jobs via normal recruitment channels.

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Tackling health inequalities

We are committed to tackling health inequalities, but we cannot do it alone. If you are part of a health or social care organisation based in the West Midlands, we want to hear from you.

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