Tackling health inequalities
Health Lottery North West exists to tackle health inequalities across the North West of England. It raises money to help reduce health inequalities its region. It does this by running a society lottery and working collaboratively with independent charity, People's Health Trust, to develop local interventions.
We donate the good causes funds we raise to People's Health Trust, who invests these in communities wishing to make their neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.
This grant making trust funds local people who have great ideas about how they can make their neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.
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Wigan and Leigh Young Carers were awarded £39,542 by People’s Health Trust, using money raised through The Health Lottery North West.
This new two-year project is the development of an existing young adult carers’ social group. It will deliver a tailored and flexible transition support service to those aged 14-24 in Wigan borough, who provide unpaid care for a family member who has a chronic illness, disability, mental ill health, sensory impairment or substance misuse issues. The project will promote self-determination, building on principles of empowerment and social action. The project will be user-led, with the charity board including two young adult carers.
Paul Carroll from Wigan and Leigh Young Carers says: “This funding will allow us to further develop our young carers group and deliver a tailored and flexible transition support service to those aged 14-24 in Wigan borough.”
Find out more about projects helping to tackle health inequalities thanks to Health Lottery North West.